George Henry Harlow

Robert William Elliston

1787-1819

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Medium: Watercolour

Robert William Elliston (1774-1831) – famous actor of his day, appearing in Bath until 1804 (where he became Jane Austen’s favourite actor), thereafter to Drury Lane, London.  He appeared as a great lover on stage and was a notorious womaniser off-stage, in spite of his marriage to a dancer and a family of ten children.  There is a print in Bath Museum which appears to be taken from this original watercolour.

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