© National Portrait Gallery, London
Edmund Kean as Shylock
by Henry Meyer, published by R. Barnard, after Walter Henry Watts Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 2 May 1814 (March 1814)
12 in. x 9 3/8 in. (306 mm x 239 mm) plate size; 13 in. x 10 1/2 in. (331 mm x 267 mm) paper size
- Edmund Kean (1787-1833), Actor. Sitter associated with 26 portraits.
- R. Barnard (active 1814), Carver and gilder. Artist associated with 3 portraits.
- Henry Meyer (1782?-1847), Portrait painter and engraver. Artist associated with 279 portraits.
- Walter Henry Watts (1776-1842), Journalist and artist. Artist associated with 2 portraits.
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