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HENNINGS, John (1835-1898)

German scenic artist. Né Johann Friedrich Hennings. Born 6 July 1835, Bremen, Germany. Married (1) Ellen Targett (ballet dancer) (de facto?), (2) Lizzie Collins (Mrs Gardiner) (de facto). Died 3 October 1898, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Father of John Henry Hennings (scenic artist) and Kitty Hennings.

Leading scenic artist in Australia from 1855 notably at Melbourne Theatre Royal of which he was also co-lessee with Coppin and others.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 175.

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