Gallery

Gallery: 
Oriel Ross, 1907-1994
Portrait of Felix Rosen
Portrait of Felix Rosen
Signed/Inscribed: 

"Felix Rosen /(AFTER A DAY/ON THE JURY)/ORIEL ROSS"

pen and black ink
34 x 24 cm 13.1/4 x 9.3/4 in.

Provenance

From the artist's estate

Artist biography

Actress. Born Muriel Swinstead, she trained at the Royal College of Music and made her debut on stage at sixteen in Karel Capek's The Insect Play in 1923. In 1928 she appeared as Nature in Diaghilev 's Ballet Ode and then went to New York, where she appeared on Broadway and in revue and cabaret. She returned to London in 1931 and was in work throughout the 1930s and 40s, when she was a member of Lilian Baylis's Old Vic Company. She was married to the 8th Earl Poulett from 1935 to 1941.