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Portrait of Edmund Kean (1787-1833), in Shakespearian Costume

Portrait of Edmund Kean (1787-1833), in Shakespearian Costume
Title
Portrait of Edmund Kean (1787-1833), in Shakespearian Costume
Medium 
Watercolor, black ink, and graphite with scratching-out on paper mounted to card
Dimensions 
Case (closed): 5 1/2 x 4 5/8 x 1/2 in. (14 x 11.7 x 1.3 cm) Mount: 4 15/16 x 4 1/4 in. (12.5 x 10.8 cm) Paper: 4 3/8 x
Description 
miniature portrait of a male actor in Shakespearian attire, holding a book and pointing to a specific text, gold metal mat with glass cover, held inside a hinged case with velvet lining
Credit Line 
Gift of Emma Toedteberg, 1936
Object Number 
Z.3556
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group