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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, by Samuel Cousins - NPG 1829

Edmund Kean

by Samuel Cousins
pencil, 1814
NPG 1829

Edmund Kean, by James Northcote - NPG 6088

Edmund Kean

by James Northcote
oil on canvas, 1819
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6088

Edmund Kean, by Thomas Charles Wageman - NPG 4623

Edmund Kean

by Thomas Charles Wageman
pencil, 1827
NPG 4623

Edmund Kean as Othello, by and published by John William Gear - NPG D21258

Edmund Kean as Othello

by and published by John William Gear
hand-coloured lithograph, early 19th century
NPG D21258

Edmund Kean as Richrd III, after Unknown artist - NPG D21260

Edmund Kean as Richrd III

after Unknown artist
etching, early 19th century
NPG D21260

Edmund Kean as Richard II, after Unknown artist - NPG D21259

Edmund Kean as Richard II

after Unknown artist
hand-coloured etching, early 19th century
NPG D21259

Edmund Kean ('A Keen Taste'), by Thomas Howell Jones - NPG D3453

Edmund Kean ('A Keen Taste')

by Thomas Howell Jones
hand-coloured etching, early 19th century
NPG D3453

Edmund Kean as Richard III, by and published by Charles Turner, after  John James Halls - NPG D21261

Edmund Kean as Richard III

by and published by Charles Turner, after John James Halls
hand-coloured stipple engraving, published 1814
NPG D21261

Edmund Kean, by George Cruikshank, after  (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank - NPG D21263

Edmund Kean

by George Cruikshank, after (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank
hand-coloured etching, circa 1814
NPG D21263

Edmund Kean as Shylock, by Henry Meyer, published by  R. Barnard, after  Walter Henry Watts - NPG D3451

Edmund Kean as Shylock

by Henry Meyer, published by R. Barnard, after Walter Henry Watts
mezzotint, published 2 May 1814 (March 1814)
NPG D3451

Edmund Kean as Gloster [Gloucester] in Richard III, by and published by J. Prynn - NPG D3452

Edmund Kean as Gloster [Gloucester] in Richard III

by and published by J. Prynn
hand-coloured etching and stipple engraving, circa 1814-1833
NPG D3452

Edmund Kean as Hamlet, by Thomas Woolnoth, published by  Simpkin and Marshall, after  Thomas Charles Wageman - NPG D38663

Edmund Kean as Hamlet

by Thomas Woolnoth, published by Simpkin and Marshall, after Thomas Charles Wageman
stipple engraving, published 1818
NPG D38663

Edmund Kean as Sir Giles Overreach, by and after Thomas Charles Wageman, published by  Simpkin and Marshall - NPG D38688

Edmund Kean as Sir Giles Overreach

by and after Thomas Charles Wageman, published by Simpkin and Marshall
stipple engraving, Published 1818
NPG D38688

Edmund Kean, by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D16012

Edmund Kean

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1818
NPG D16012

Edmund Kean as Lucius Junius in 'Brutus', by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank - NPG D21268

Edmund Kean as Lucius Junius in 'Brutus'

by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank
hand-coloured etching, published 1819
NPG D21268

Edmund Kean as Hamlet, by R. Page, published by  T & I Elvey, after  Thomas Charles Wageman - NPG D38624

Edmund Kean as Hamlet

by R. Page, published by T & I Elvey, after Thomas Charles Wageman
stipple engraving, published 1822
NPG D38624

Edmund Kean as King Lear, by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank - NPG D21266

Edmund Kean as King Lear

by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank
hand-coloured etching, published 1823
NPG D21266

Edmund Kean as Leonatus Posthumous in 'Cymbeline', by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank - NPG D21267

Edmund Kean as Leonatus Posthumous in 'Cymbeline'

by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1823
NPG D21267

Edmund Kean as Richard III, by John Rogers, published by  George Virtue, after  T.O. Steeden - NPG D21264

Edmund Kean as Richard III

by John Rogers, published by George Virtue, after T.O. Steeden
hand-coloured stipple engraving, published 1 January 1825
NPG D21264

William Farren; Maria Rebecca Davison (née Duncan); Frances Harriet Kelly; Edmund Kean; John Fawcett; William Blanchard; Robert Keeley, by William Thomas Fry, published by  Sherwood & Co, probably after  Thomas Charles Wageman - NPG D38604

William Farren; Maria Rebecca Davison (née Duncan); Frances Harriet Kelly; Edmund Kean; John Fawcett; William Blanchard; Robert Keeley

by William Thomas Fry, published by Sherwood & Co, probably after Thomas Charles Wageman
engraving, published 1826
NPG D38604

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