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Joseph Shepherd Munden (1758-1832), Comedian

Sitter associated with 7 portraits
Known as a 'mugger', the comic actor Joseph Munden was celebrated for his astonishing talent for pulling faces. The writer Charles Lamb was a particular admirer and described in his essays 'the invisible wardrobe' from which Munden chose his famous expressions. He was particularly well-known for his drunken scenes and kept audiences at Covent Garden Theatre entertained for over twenty years.

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Joseph Shepherd Munden

by George Clint
oil on canvas, circa 1822-1824
NPG 1283


Joseph Shepherd Munden

by Samuel William Reynolds, after John Opie
mezzotint, published 1804
NPG D5320


Joseph Shepherd Munden

by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 2 April 1814 (21 December 1798)
NPG D12176


Joseph Shepherd Munden

by Thomas Goff Lupton, after George Clint
mezzotint, published 1 May 1822
NPG D4650


Joseph Shepherd Munden as Sir Francis Gripe

by John Cook, published by Richard Bentley, after Thomas Charles Wageman
stipple and line engraving, published 1844
NPG D38661


Joseph Shepherd Munden

by and published by Thomas Goff Lupton, after George Clint
mezzotint, published 1 May 1822
NPG D19051



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