Joseph Shepherd Munden(1758-1832), Comedian
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Known as a 'mugger', the comic actor Joseph Munden was celebrated for his astonishing talent for pulling faces. The writer Charles Lamb was a particular admirer and described in his essays 'the invisible wardrobe' from which Munden chose his famous expressions. He was particularly well-known for his drunken scenes and kept audiences at Covent Garden Theatre entertained for over twenty years.
published by Carington Bowles, after Robert Dighton
hand-coloured mezzotint, published 14 February 1792