|A carte-de-visite portrait of the actress Mrs. Alfred Mellon
Born Sarah Jane Woolgar on 8 July 1824 at Gosport in Hampshire, in 1857 she married the conductor and composer Alfred Mellon (1820-1867).
She 'made her first appearance in London at the Adelphi Theatre in September 1843, in a farce called Anthony and Cleopatra, when her merits were recognized, and she found herself high in favour with the London public. Her name has been identifed with all the Adelphi triumphs since the date of her first appearance, indeed, except for very brief engagements, she has appeared at no other London theatre. She became the wife of the late Alfred Mellon, the popular composer and conductor, for some time the leader of the orchestra at the Adelphi Theatre, who died in June, 1867.' [Men of the Time: A Dictionary of Biographical Notes of both sexes, 1875].
Photographed by Messrs W. Walker and Sons of 64, Margaret Street, London.
condition: The print shows a couple of small stains and other imperfections, but is otherwise
in excellent condition, as is the mount.
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