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Edmund Kean as Hamlet

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Edmund Kean as Hamlet, by R. Page, published by  T & I Elvey, after  Thomas Charles Wageman, published 1822 - NPG D38624 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Edmund Kean as Hamlet

by R. Page, published by T & I Elvey, after Thomas Charles Wageman
stipple engraving, published 1822
3 in. x 2 1/8 in. (77 mm x 55 mm) paper size
Given by Bonnie and Robert Meech, 2010
Reference Collection
NPG D38624


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Sitterback to top

  • Edmund Kean (1787-1833), Actor. Sitter associated with 26 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • T & I Elvey (active 1822), Publishers. Artist associated with 9 portraits.
  • R. Page (active 1815-1823), Stipple printmaker. Artist associated with 34 portraits.
  • Thomas Charles Wageman (1787-1863), Painter, printmaker and draughtsman. Artist associated with 262 portraits, Sitter associated with 2 portraits.

Events of 1822back to top

Current affairs

Lord Castlereagh (the Marquis of Londonderry) commits suicide after a blackmail campaign against him. Tory cabinet joined by liberals George Canning and Robert Peel. Canning is appointed Foreign Secretary.

Art and science

John Nash completes the remodelling of the King's villa, the Brighton Pavilion and begins plans for the new layout of Regent Street and Regent's Park. The Caledonian Canal opens to link eastern to western Scotland. The Sunday Times is founded.

International

David Wilkie exhibits celebrated Chelsea Pensioners at the Royal Academy to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo. It proves so popular a rail has to be erected to protect it. First major failure of the potato crop in Ireland. A large-scale public works programme is implemented to provide employment.

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