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Creator:
Print made by William Nelson Gardiner, 1766–1814, Irish
after Sylvester Harding, 1745–1809, British
Published by John Sewell, active 1735–1802, British
Title:

Mr. Kemble, of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Date:
1797
Medium:
Stipple engraving and etching, with watercolor on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige card
Dimensions:
Sheet (cropped inside plate): 8 9/16 x 5 1/2 inches (21.8 x 14 cm) and Image (oval): 5 11/16 x 4 11/16 inches (14.4 x 11.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower right: "K25 | K563 | P107 2-"; in pen, lower right: "landser eggshell mat Ryla 3358"

Lettered, upper center: "EUROPEAN MAGAZINE"; center left: "S. Harding pinx:"; center right: "W.N.Gardiner sculp"; lower center: "M.R KEMBLE. | of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. | London Published Jan.y 1, 1797 by John Sewell Cornhill"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1976.1.140
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
actor | coat | collar | cravat | entertainer | man | manager | oval | portrait | posing | ruffs | wig
Associated People:
Kemble, Stephen (1758-1822), actor and entertainer
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:25383
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