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In Character: Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'

Portraits of actors and actresses portraying characters from Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'.

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William Charles Macready as Macbeth
published by Martin Skelt, published by Benjamin Skelt
1820s-1830s
NPG D5197

Charles John Kean as Macbeth
by Richard James Lane, printed by M & N Hanhart, published by John Mitchell, after Alfred Edward Chalon
published 1 October 1840
NPG D22012

John Philip Kemble as Macbeth
by Richard James Lane, printed by Charles Joseph Hullmandel, published by Joseph Dickinson, after John Boaden
published 1 October 1826
NPG D22320

John Philip Kemble as Penruddock
by Richard James Lane, printed by Charles Joseph Hullmandel, published by Joseph Dickinson, after John Boaden
published 1 October 1826
NPG D22321

John Henderson ('Mr. Henderson in the Character of Macbeth')
by and published by John Jones, after George Romney
published 1 December 1787
NPG D35690

Charles John Kean as Macbeth
by Richard James Lane, printed by M & N Hanhart, published by John Mitchell, after Alfred Edward Chalon
published 1 October 1840
NPG D36753

John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham ('Macbeth')
by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
published 20 December 1833
NPG D41227

Henry Thomas Betty as Macbeth
by F. Onwhyn, printed by Hurst, published by Joseph Onwhyn
circa 1844-1854
NPG D41914

Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson as Macbeth
by Baron Adolph de Meyer
published 21 September 1898
NPG x193450

Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth
replica by John Singer Sargent
1906, based on a work of 1889
NPG 2273

Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth in 'Macbeth'
by Window & Grove
1888, published 1906
NPG Ax131311

Violet Vanbrugh (Violet Augusta Mary Barnes) as Lady Macbeth in 'Macbeth'
by Lallie Charles, published by Hudson & Kearns Ltd
20 June 1911, published 1912
NPG Ax135795

Sarah Smith as Lady Macbeth in 'Macbeth'
by Richard James Lane, printed by Jérémie Graf, published by John Mitchell
published December 1839
NPG D22100

Drinkwater Meadows; John Howard Payne; George John Bennett as the witches in 'Macbeth'
by Richard James Lane, printed by Jérémie Graf, published by John Mitchell
published 1 December 1838
NPG D22070

Scene from Macbeth - Banquo's Ghost
by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
published 3 December 1838
NPG D41496

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