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Ada Rehan
John Singer Sargent -- American painter 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY 
Oil on canvas  
53.7 x 43.2 cm (20 x 16 in.) 
Bequest of Catherine Lasell Whitin, 
in memory of Ada Rehan 1940
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Ada Rehan, 1860-1916 an Irish born American actress. Her name was actually Ada Crehan, but took the stage name of Ada Rehan after being once mistakenly billed as such.  

She was popular in comedy roles in New York theater, and played the leading woman of the Augustin Daly Stock Company with more than 200 different roles. She join John Drew's Philadelphia troupe and was often his leading lady there as well. 

She moved to London in 1884 and became just as popular, adding a number of Shakespearean roles to her repertoire. She was probably best known as Katherine in The Taming of the Shrew.  She retired in 1905 and died eleven years later in 1916.  

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