19th century actors are a lot of fun because stage costumes back then were so fanciful (and often even ridiculous).
This is one of a handful of John Axe dolls I have in my collection. While I often enjoy Axe's subjects, his dolls are of mixed success for me. I think his faces in particular are not very attractive, unfortunately. In the case of this set of dolls, for example, the first one is good, but the second one looks a little strange, especially when you consider that Maurice Barrymore was quite handsome. Still, it's a nice small set and I enjoy having it as part of my collection. Click on the image to see the art in much better detail!
Also, click here to see the original costume of "Orlando" represented above.