Hamlet in Scotland.A Large manager in a Great Character. ... that I have thought some of nature's journeymen had made men, and not made them well, they imitated humanity so abominably.
Pub.d Dec.r 6.th 1794.
Coloured etching. 225 x 160mm (8¾ x 6¼"). Very large margins.
Satirical portrait of George Stephen Kemble (1758-1822), actor and theatre manager, brother of Charles Kemble, John Philip Kemble and Sarah Siddons. In 1794 he took over management of the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh, with his opening play being Hamlet, played by his brother John. However this caricature focuses on Stephen when he played Hamlet when he weighed 18 stone. He wears the sash of the Order of the Elephant, the highest order of Denmark.
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