Portrait of Phylis Neilson-Terry
Phyllis Neilson-Terry was an English actress. She made her first stage appearance in "Henry of Navarre" (1909) and played leading roles in other Shakspearean plays. She took the title role in "Trilby" (1915) in New York for which she was very successful. Much of this photograph is obscured, emphasizing her face which turns toward the camera, yet her gaze extends past the frame. A light dramatically illuminates her face and casts a long shadow into the center of the frame. Although subtle, her eyelashes were made dark and precise through photo manipulations that were administered by Hixon in the development process.