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Portrait of a lady will come what May

It is quite the most delicate sensation on earth, said American stage actress Edna May, describing what every performer craves - applause.

4th May, 2014
The Morning Ride by John Lavery.

It is quite the most delicate sensation on earth, said American stage actress Edna May, describing what every performer craves - applause. In 1898, May took London by storm in The Belle of New York, following it up with a string of successes until her marriage to millionaire industrialist Oscar Lewisohn in 1907, when she retired from the stage.

She returns to the spotlight this week in a Dublin exhibition of highlights from Sotheby's London sale of...

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