Detail from The Canal, Amsterdam, 1889, James McNeill Whistler, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow


Henry E. Dixey

Date of birth: 1859
Place of birth: Boston
Date of death: 1943
Category: actor, sitter


Henry E.Dixey was born in Boston and became a member of the Stock Company at the Howard Athenaeum in 1868.


He was the star and co-author of Adonis, a burlesque in two acts by Gill and Dixey, which was brought to the Gaiety Theatre in London in May 1886; it was his first success in American but did not do well in London. It was in his role as an Incroyable that he posed to Whistler for Portrait of Henry E. Dixey y356. Dixey later starred as a comedian in many plays both in Britain and America.


Kurt Ganz, William B. Gill: From the Goldfields to Broadway, New York, 2002.

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