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A selection of portraits with representations of characters from the stage, cinema or in writing. See also: 'Film-shots and stage sets' (Theme), 'Masks and disguises' (Dress), 'Fancy Dress' (Dress).

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Henry Woodward as the Fine Gentleman in 'Lethe', by James Macardell, after  Francis Hayman - NPG L269.B6.28

Henry Woodward as the Fine Gentleman in 'Lethe'

by James Macardell, after Francis Hayman
mezzotint, circa 1725-1750
On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L269.B6.28

John Harper as Jobson in 'The Devil to Pay', by Andrew Miller, after  George White - NPG L269.B6.26

John Harper as Jobson in 'The Devil to Pay'

by Andrew Miller, after George White
mezzotint, 1739
On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L269.B6.26

Benjamin Griffin as Tribulatio in Ben Jonson's 'The Alchemist' Act III, Scene 2, by Peter van Bleeck - NPG L269.B5.15

Benjamin Griffin as Tribulatio in Ben Jonson's 'The Alchemist' Act III, Scene 2

by Peter van Bleeck
hand-coloured mezzotint, 1748 after a work of 1738
On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L269.B5.15

Benjamin ('Ben') Johnson as Ananias in Ben Jonson's 'The Alchemist' Act III, Scene 2, by Peter van Bleeck - NPG L269.B5.16

Benjamin ('Ben') Johnson as Ananias in Ben Jonson's 'The Alchemist' Act III, Scene 2

by Peter van Bleeck
hand-coloured mezzotint, 1748 after a work of 1738
On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L269.B5.16

Peg Woffington as Mrs Ford in 'The Merry Wives of Windsor', by John Faber Jr, published by  John Ryall, published by  Robert Withy, after  Edward Haytley - NPG L269.B5.17

Peg Woffington as Mrs Ford in 'The Merry Wives of Windsor'

by John Faber Jr, published by John Ryall, published by Robert Withy, after Edward Haytley
mezzotint, 1751
On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L269.B5.17

Mr Foote & Mr Weston, in the characters of the President & Dr Last, by and published by John Finlayson, and published by  Henry Parker, after and published by  Johan Joseph Zoffany - NPG L269.B8.56

Mr Foote & Mr Weston, in the characters of the President & Dr Last

by and published by John Finlayson, and published by Henry Parker, after and published by Johan Joseph Zoffany
mezzotint, published 30th November 1769
On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L269.B8.56

Henry Woodard in 'Petruchio', by and published by John Raphael Smith, printed by  James Gamble, after  Benjamin Vandergucht - NPG L269.B6.04

Henry Woodard in 'Petruchio'

by and published by John Raphael Smith, printed by James Gamble, after Benjamin Vandergucht
mezzotint, published 10 September 1774
On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L269.B6.04

'Mr. Parsons and Mr. Moody in the characters of Varland and Major O' Flaherty, in the 'West Indian'' (John Moody; William Parsons), by and published by William Dickinson, and published by  Thomas Watson, after  John Hamilton Mortimer - NPG L269.B7.32

'Mr. Parsons and Mr. Moody in the characters of Varland and Major O' Flaherty, in the 'West Indian'' (John Moody; William Parsons)

by and published by William Dickinson, and published by Thomas Watson, after John Hamilton Mortimer
mezzotint, published 10th April 1776
On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L269.B7.32

Sarah Siddons (née Kemble) as the Tragic Muse, by Francis Haward, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG L269.B6.14

Sarah Siddons (née Kemble) as the Tragic Muse

by Francis Haward, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple, published 1787 (1783-1784)
On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L269.B6.14

'Mr Bransbury in the Character of Aesop, Mr Parsons Old Man, Mr Watkins Servant. Lethe' (Robert Bransby; William Parsons; Mr Watkins), by John Young, published by  Thomas Simpson, after  Johan Joseph Zoffany - NPG L269.B6.32

'Mr Bransbury in the Character of Aesop, Mr Parsons Old Man, Mr Watkins Servant. Lethe' (Robert Bransby; William Parsons; Mr Watkins)

by John Young, published by Thomas Simpson, after Johan Joseph Zoffany
mezzotint, published 9th April 1788
On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L269.B6.32

Dorothy Jordan, by John Ogborne, published by  John Boydell, and published by  Josiah Boydell, after  George Romney - NPG L269.B7.28

Dorothy Jordan

by John Ogborne, published by John Boydell, and published by Josiah Boydell, after George Romney
stipple engraving, published 24 June 1788
On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L269.B7.28

John Philip Kemble as Richard III, by Francesco Bartolozzi, after and published by  William Hamilton - NPG L269.B7.23

John Philip Kemble as Richard III

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after and published by William Hamilton
stipple, published 1st March 1790
On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L269.B7.23

Unidentified theatrical scene, probably published by John Bell - NPG L269.B8.15

Unidentified theatrical scene

probably published by John Bell
etching, probably published in 'Bell's British Theatre', 1790s
On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L269.B8.15

Scene from William Congreve's 'The Double Dealer', probably published by John Bell - NPG L269.B8.16

Scene from William Congreve's 'The Double Dealer'

probably published by John Bell
etching, probably published in 'Bell's British Theatre', 1790s
On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L269.B8.16

Scene from George Jeffreys' 'Merope', probably published by John Bell - NPG L269.B8.17

Scene from George Jeffreys' 'Merope'

probably published by John Bell
etching, probably published in 'Bell's British Theatre', 1790s
On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L269.B8.17

Scene from William Congreve's 'The Old Batchelor', probably published by John Bell - NPG L269.B8.18

Scene from William Congreve's 'The Old Batchelor'

probably published by John Bell
etching, probably published in 'Bell's British Theatre', 1790s
On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L269.B8.18

Unidentified theatrical scene, probably published by John Bell - NPG L269.B8.21

Unidentified theatrical scene

probably published by John Bell
etching, probably published in 'Bell's British Theatre', 1790s
On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L269.B8.21

Unidentified theatrical scene, probably published by John Bell - NPG L269.B8.23

Unidentified theatrical scene

probably published by John Bell
etching, probably published in 'Bell's British Theatre', 1790s
On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L269.B8.23