Lily Elsie (in her role as Sonia in the Merry Widow) by Percival M. F. Hedley, d. 29 July 1921. Signed and dated: “P. Hedley '08.” 3 ½ inches high x 4 ½ inches wide. Private collection. The text surrounding the portrait reads “‘I love you so’” (left); “The Merry Widow” (right); and “OP. DCLXXXXI Lily Elsie London 1908.” Another cast is in the British Museum.

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Bibliography

Percival M. F. Hedley,” Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011. Web. 17 April 2011.


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