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Ira Frederick Aldridge as Mungo in 'The Padlock'

2 of 4 portraits of Ira Frederick Aldridge

Ira Frederick Aldridge as Mungo in 'The Padlock', by T. Hollis, published by  John Tallis & Company, after  William Paine, published circa 1850 - NPG D17895 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Ira Frederick Aldridge as Mungo in 'The Padlock'

by T. Hollis, published by John Tallis & Company, after William Paine
stipple and line engraving, published circa 1850
10 3/4 in. x 6 7/8 in. (274 mm x 176 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D17895


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  • T. Hollis (active 1849), Engraver. Artist associated with 3 portraits.
  • William Paine (active 1849-1858), Photographer. Artist associated with 5 portraits.
  • John Tallis & Company, Publishers. Artist associated with 9 portraits.

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This print shows Aldridge in one of his most famous roles as the slave, Mungo in the operetta The Padlock by Bickerstaffe, in which he sang, danced and played guitar, mixing protest with comedy.