Gabrielle Ray

'Gabrielle Ray said, 'I am always dancing; I love it! When I don't dance, I sing. What else is there to do?'

Gabrielle Ray – China Tea Plate – 1922

This plate is one of a set of twelve plates hand-painted by William Egerton Smith (1880-1928), an amateur artist, enthusiastic theatregoer, and uncle of the donor of the plates. He was employed in the accounts department of D.H. Evans inOxford Streetbut had a studio in his house at 28,Cambridge Avenue, Kilburn, London NW6 where he painted landscapes, seascapes and portraits. This chinatea plate painted in enamels and gold lustre with a head and shoulders portrait of the actress Gabrielle Ray, 1922.

Victoria and Albert Museum

Thanks to eyemage

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February 12, 2012 Posted by | Actress, Gabrielle Ray, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment