Charles Rann Kennedy

Charles Rann Kennedy

Dating to as early as 1914, this portrait of the English-American playwright Charles Rann Kennedy (1871-1950)  appeared as a full-page halftone in the April, 1914 issue of Wilson’s Photographic Magazine, (p. 173)  part of a portfolio of Boughton’s work titled Sixteen Prints by Alice Boughton New York, N.Y.


Photographer Alice Boughton worked closely with Kennedy from the beginning of the 20th Century, providing him with photographs for many of his published works which had been turned into plays. These included: The Servant in the House, (1908) The WinterFeast, (frontis only-1908) The Terrible Meek, (1912) The Idol-Breaker, (1914) and The Rib of Man. (1917)  He was married to stage actress Edith Wynne Matthison , who Boughton photographed and can be seen in the related work area at bottom of this page.

print details: recto: written in ink in hand of Kennedy on print:

Yours very sincerely, Charles Rann KennedyJanuary  1917

– signed in black ink on print by Boughton: Alice Boughton

– Alice Boughton stylized monogram at lower right corner of support

print details: verso: signed in graphite, possibly in hand of Kennedy: Charles Rann Kennedy.  $1.00


slight water damage on lower portion of print with small closed tear on upper margin

Charles Rann Kennedy

Image Dimensions20.4 x 15.5 cm tipped on top margin

Support DimensionsDetail: 32.3 x 25.2 cm