The photo above is of Mabel Green, 1890 – 1970, daughter of Alfred Coomber and his wife Maud (Tanner). Mabel was married to the actor Stanley Steel. (Info from www.stagebeauty.net – click Mabel Green’s name in side panel, there isn’t a direct link to the page.)
Or, if you prefer, she was born in 1887 and died in 1975 and was married to Tom Stanley Steel who was a solicitor! (info from footlightnotes.wordpress.com)
You see, things can get a little confusing research-wise, online. But I’d rather find stuff this way than have to wade through huge tomes in the library as I would have done in earlier times.
Anyway… this is a fairly recent colouring and, as with the Maude Fealy and the Mignon Gypsy photos, I’ve kept this to a minimum of colours. I must say I’m enjoying doing them this way much more than I’d expected to!
The area that looks like it should be bare skin, is probably a thin, transluscent fabric instead, so I’ve left the pinkish tint there. And there’s an area that is probably lace from the hat, that I’ve just let fade into the background colour… call it artistic license if you will.