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Edmund Kean ('Mr. Kean as Lucius Junius, in Brutus')

Edmund Kean ('Mr. Kean as Lucius Junius, in Brutus'), by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean, (1818) - NPG D47084 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Edmund Kean ('Mr. Kean as Lucius Junius, in Brutus')

by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
nand-coloured etching, (1818)
11 3/4 in. x 7 7/8 in. (300 mm x 201 mm) plate size; 13 in. x 9 3/8 in. (331 mm x 238 mm) paper size
Given by David Padbury, 2016
Reference Collection
NPG D47084

Sitterback to top

  • Edmund Kean (1787-1833), Actor. Sitter associated with 26 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Richard Dighton (1795-1880), Portrait painter and caricaturist. Artist associated with 312 portraits, Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
  • Thomas McLean (1788-1875), Publisher and dealer. Artist associated with 953 portraits.

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Linked publicationsback to top

  • Tanitch, Robert, London stage in the nineteenth century, 2010, p. 57

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Events of 1818back to top

Current affairs

Death of Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, George III's Queen since 1761.
Official enquiry initiated into Queen Caroline's conduct abroad.

Art and science

Mary Shelley anonymously publishes her masterpiece Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus which reflects growing concern about the role of morality in science.
Lord Byron completes his romance Childe Harolde's Pilgrimage, whose gloomy, dissolute hero was probably based on the writer himself.

International

Stamford Raffles acquires authorisation to construct a fort at Singapore marking the beginning of its development as a centre of East-West trade.
Congress of European Alliance at Aix-La-Chapelle. Lord Castlereagh plays a central role in establishing a pan-Europe peace settlement to bring a chastened France back into the world of political respectability.

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