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Album - Eddison Collection
  • Eddison Collection
    Kean, Edmund, born 1787 - died 1833
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Eddison Collection

  • Object:

    Album

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kean, Edmund, born 1787 - died 1833 (owner)
    Kean, Charles, born 1811 - died 1868 (owner)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    paper, card, glue or paste, pen and ink and gouache

  • Museum number:

    S.698:17-1997

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Portrait of 'The Chief Commander of the Janesaries' (or Janissarie, Janissary) in full costume. One page in an album of gouache drawings, 27, of various characters and their costumes, formerly owned by Edmund and Charles Kean, 18th century. Eddison Collection.

Physical description

Gouache painting depicting the The Chief Commander of the Janesaries wearing a long wine coloured coat with a black fur trim and collar. Underneath he wears a full length golden robe with a blue belt and red shoes. On his head he wears a pale grey hat which sit on top of his head like a bulb.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Kean, Edmund, born 1787 - died 1833 (owner)
Kean, Charles, born 1811 - died 1868 (owner)

Materials and Techniques

paper, card, glue or paste, pen and ink and gouache

Marks and inscriptions

'The Chief Commander of the Janesaries'
Written or painted in ink above painting.

Dimensions

Height: 28 cm, Width: 19.2 cm, Height: 34.5 cm Total including mount, Width: 24.3 cm Total including mount

Descriptive line

Portrait of 'The Chief Commander of the Janesaries' (or Janessaries) in full costume. One page in an album of gouache drawings, 27, of various characters and their costumes, formerly owned by Edmund and Charles Kean, 18th century. Eddison Collection.

Materials

Paper; Glue or paste; Pen and ink; Gouache

Techniques

Glueing; Painting

Categories

Drawings; Entertainment & Leisure

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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