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Charles John Kean

Charles John Kean, by E. Goodwyn Lewis, 1850-1875 -NPG 1307 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Charles John Kean

by E. Goodwyn Lewis
26 1/4 in. x 20 in. (667 mm x 508 mm) oval
NPG 1307

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Signed (lower left): E Goodwyn Lewis

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The vendor wrote (letter of 20 September 1901, NPG archives): 'There are of course many who remember Kean as well as I do and who will tell you what a remarkably life like portrait it is of the man.' The portrait looks as if it may have been executed from a photograph.

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Henry Bussell, purchased from him, 1901.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.

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