The theatrical atlas / G. Cruikshank fec.

Creator:
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, printmaker.
Published/Created:
[London] :
Pubd. by H. Humphrey, St. James's Street,
May 7th, 1814.
Physical Description:
1 print : colored engraving ; image 12 3/4 x 9 1/8 in., on sheet 14 1/4 x 10 1/4 in.
Notes:
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Abstract:
Kean as Richard III, directed to the left, stands on a large volume with the word 'Shakespear' written on the top edge. Resting on his head and humped shoulders is a model of Drury Lane Theatre, a massive block, inscribed 'Whitbreads Intire.' On the roof is poised an ugly figure of Fame, blowing through a trumpet 'Puff Puff Puff', and holding behind her a second trumpet, from which issue the words 'Puff Puff P'. In front straddles a tiny Whitbread, his legs and arms projecting from a cask which forms his body; he says: "Now by St Paul the work goes bravely on" (altering Richard's words from 'this news is bad indeed'). Kean stoops, leaning on a cross-hilted sword, inscribed 'A Keen supporter'; he has misshapen bandy legs. He says: "Well, as you guess." He wears an ermine-bordered cap encircled by a crown, slashed doublet and trunk hose, a sleeveless coat bordered with ermine and embroidered with a (Yorkist) rose, with flapped and spurred boots. (The figure, with the position of the arms altered, is a travesty of J.J. Hall's portrait of Kean interrogating Stanley on the approach of Richmond. The costume is correct.) The stage is indicated by curtains flanking the design. In the background are clouds of smoke.--Adapted from British Museum.
Topics:
Actors.--(OCoLC)fst00796296
Actors--1810-1820.
Actors--19th century,--depicted.
King Richard III (Shakespeare, William)--(OCoLC)fst01356798
Performances.--(OCoLC)fst01353970
Topics:
Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817, publisher.
Kean, Edmund,--1787-1833,--depicted.
Kean, Edmund,--1787-1833.--(OCoLC)fst00015932
Kean, Edmund,--1787-1833--Performances,--depicted.
Kean, Edmund,--1787-1833--Performances.
Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616,--depicted.--King Richard III.
Language:
No linguistic content; Not applicable
Genre:
Caricatures--19th century.
Cartoons--British--1810-1820.
Etchings--British--Hand-colored--1820-1820.
Prints--19th century.
Format:
Image
Rights:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Call Number:
IN PROCESS
Orbis Record:
13201814
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
LEWIS WALPOLE LIBRARY, Prints and Drawings
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr35812
Citation:
British Museum collection database, via www, Sept. 28 2010, registration number 1859,0316.78
OID:
16227462
PID:
digcoll:4082988