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Portraits of Actors

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Showing 1–30 of 3,495 items
  1. Portrait of William Abbot
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    Half-length. In Roman dress, wearing short sleeves, toga, and high collar.
  2. William Abbot as Colonel Mannering in "Guy Mannering"
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    Whole length. Wearing long coat and boots, holding hat. With text: "I know you, and if you do not instantly descend those stairs, by the heaven above us, you shall take but one step from the top to the bottom."
  3. Portrait of Frances Abington (nee Barton)
    Image | 1779

    Whole-length. Hands clasped, wearing dress with rose embellishments and ruffles. With text: "Oh that dear Sparta! Their Women had a Noble Magna Charta."
  4. Portrait of Frances Abington (nee Barton)
    Image | 1772

    Half-length. Wearing glove only in right hand.
  5. Portrait of Frances Abington (nee Barton)
    Image | 1772

    Half-length.
  6. Portrait of Frances Abington (nee Barton)
    Image | 1772

    Half-length, wearing glove in right hand only.
  7. Portrait of Frances Abington (nee Barton)
    Image | 1783

    Half-length. Wearing headdress with plumes.
  8. Portrait of Frances Abington (nee Barton)
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    Bust. Wearing necklace of pearls, hair braided.
  9. John Philip Kemble as Beverley in "The Gamester"
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    Whole-length portrait, standing, right hand over eyes.
  10. John Philip Kemble as Beverley in "The Gamester"
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    Whole-length portrait, standing with hand held to head.
  11. John Philip Kemble as Beverley and Sarah Siddons (nee Kemble) as Mrs. Beverley in a scene from "The Gamester"
    Image | 1783

    Scene from the play with two other characters. With text: Mrs. Beverley: "Look down with mercy on his sorrows!" Act V.
  12. John Philip Kemble as Cato in "Cato"
    Image | 1826

    Whole-length portrait, wearing long robe and sandals.
  13. John Philip Kemble as Cato in "Cato"
    Image | 1799

    Whole-length portrait, seated, hand on hilt of sword resting on table, open book in left hand. With text: "It must be so__Plato, thou reasons't well_else why this pleasing hope". Act V, Scene 1.
  14. John Philip Kemble as Cato in "Cato"
    Image

    right hand on heart, book in left hand. With text: "It must be so plato, thou reasonest well".
  15. John Philip Kemble as Cato in "Cato"
    Image | 1888

    Whole-length portrait, seated in large chair with scroll in in lap, left foot on stool, dagger and documents on table at left.
  16. John Philip Kemble as Cato in "Cato"
    Image | 1822

    Half-length portrait.
  17. John Philip Kemble as Cato in "Cato"
    Image | 1823

    Half-length portrait, holding dagger.
  18. John Philip Kemble as Coriolanus in "Coriolanus"
    Image

    Whole-length portrait, wearing cloak.
  19. Portraits of John Philip Kemble and Francois-Joseph Talma
    Image | 1832

    Portraits, heads only, in clouds.
  20. John Philip Kemble as Hamlet in "Hamlet"
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    Whole-length portrait, holding skull in left hand.
  21. John Philip Kemble as Hamlet in "Hamlet"
    Image

    Whole-length portrait, holding skull.
  22. John Philip Kemble as Hamlet in "Hamlet"
    Image

    Half-length portrait.
  23. John Philip Kemble as Jaffier in "Venice Preserved"
    Image

    Whole-length portrait, holding dagger
  24. John Philip Kemble as King Charles in "King Charles I"
    Image | 1793

    Whole-length portrait, seated in chair, wearing shoes and breeches with rose decorations, holding stick. With text: "By what law have you erected this pretended Court?" Act IV, Scene 2.
  25. John Philip Kemble as Oedipus in "Oedipus"
    Image | 1791

    Whole-length portrait, wearing tunic and sandals, holding dagger in right hand, lamp in left. With text: "I challenge fate to find another wretch like Oedipus!" Act I.
  26. John Philip Kemble as Orestes in "Distrest Mother"
    Image | 1807

    Whole-length portrait, wearing armor and boots, holding dagger
  27. John Philip Kemble as Penruddock in "The Wheel of Fortune"
    Image

    Whole-length portrait, holding open letter.
  28. John Philip Kemble as Penruddock in "The Wheel of Fortune"
    Image | 1809

    holding open letter.