Phyliss M. St. F. Thaxter as 'Miss Farren,' Portland, 1923
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Phyliss M. St. Felix Thaxter (Mrs. Sydney) dressed as the Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) painting, Miss Farren, took part in the "Exhibition of Pictures" at First Parish Church in Portland in 1923.
The evening entertainment featured 29 church members dressed as noted portraits, along with historical interpretation and music.
Elizabeth Farren, the subject of the Lawrence portrait, was a celebrated comic actress and later Countess of Derby. The painting was done in about 1790.
- Title: Phyliss M. St. F. Thaxter as 'Miss Farren,' Portland, 1923
- Creation Date: 1923-12-15
- Subject Date: 1923-12-15
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Photograph
- Dimensions (cm): 25 x 17
- Local Code: Photographs--Portland-Churches--First Parish
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:
Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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LC Subject Headings
Farren, Elizabeth, 1762-1829--Portraits
First Parish Church (Portland, Me.)--People
First Parish Church (Portland, Me.)--Exhibitions & displays
Lawrence, Thomas, Sir, 1769-1830
Farren, Elizabeth, 1762-1829--Portrayals
First Parish Church (Portland, Me.)--Social aspects
Thaxter, Phyliss M. St. Felix--Performances
First Parish Church (Portland, Me.)--Performances
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