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Edmund Kean (1787-1833), Actor

Sitter associated with 25 portraits
Actor. Kean was engaged by the Drury Lane Theatre for three years in 1814, making a triumphant first appearance as Shylock; he was unrivalled in tragic parts, most notably Richard III.

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Edmund Kean as Rolla in 'Pizarro'

by Unknown engraver
hand-coloured etching, 1830?
NPG D21265


Edmund Kean as Richard III

by George Cruikshank, after (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank
hand-coloured etching, circa 1814
NPG D21262


Edmund Kean

by and published by Samuel John Stump
stipple engraving, published 2 December 1819
NPG D19334


Edmund Kean as Hamlet

after a monument by John Edward Carew
pencil and wash, after 1833
NPG D3510


Edmund Kean funeral scene

by Unknown artist
pencil and wash, circa 1833
NPG D3511