© National Portrait Gallery, London
Edmund Kean as Hamlet
by R. Page, published by T & I Elvey, after Thomas Charles Wageman Click on the links below to find out more
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
- Edmund Kean (1787-1833), Actor. Sitter associated with 25 portraits.
- 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 261 portraits, Sitter associated with 2 portraits.
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