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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.698:28-1997

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Portrait entitled 'Ethiopian' showing a profile image of a male actor 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 a profile image of a man in an eastern style costume consisting of a loose white collarless shift, the sleeves rolled up above his elbows, and with gold braid trim at the centre front, over a knee length white undertunic striped in crimson and trimmed with gold braid. He also wears loose white trousers, pale gold slippers and a white turban trimmed with a red feather. He is heavily armed, with a quiver full of arrows on his back and a bow in his left hand in addition to the short knife in the striped sash at his waist and a sword suspended from his left hip. Above the image is a title reading 'Ethiopian' in pen and ink.

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

'Ethiopian'
Written or painted in ink above painting.

Dimensions

Height: 34 cm, Width: 23.6 cm, Height: 34.4 cm Total including mount, Width: 24.7 cm Total including mount

Descriptive line

Portrait entitled 'Ethiopian'. 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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