FANNY DAVENPORT - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 285126
Sale Price $90.00
Clipped signature on a small strip
Signature: "Fanny Davenport", 5x1¼. English-born American stage actress Fanny Davenport (1850-1898) made her debut at the age of 12 as the King of Spain in Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady. In 1869, she joined the famed company of Augustin Daly, which traveled across the U.S. and toured England, Germany and France, presenting adaptations of foreign works and revivals of Shakespearean comedies. Leaving to form her own company, Davenport appeared in such plays as Sardous Fedora (1883) and Cleopatra (1890), making her final appearance on March 25, 1898, shortly before her death. Fanny was the daughter of American stage actor Edward Loomis Davenport (1816-1877) and English stage actress Fanny Vining. Soiled and lightly creased. Edges ragged corner cut. Mounting residue on verso. Stained to the left of "D" in Davenport. Otherwise fine condition.
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