[Ellen Tree as Rosalind.]
Pencil and watercolour, 323 x 224mm. Light surface soiling.
Eleanora ('Ellen') Kean (née Tree) (1805 - 1880), actress, and wife of Charles John Kean, as Rosalind in 'As You Like It'. A finely executed drawing with strong colour, most probably by Richard James Lane (1800 - 1872), sculptor, engraver and lithographer, and Associate of the Royal Academy. His lithograph published by J. Mitchell in 1838 would have been based on this.
For the litho see NPG: D22073, Harvard: pg. 172, 31. Ex: Collection of Alec Clunes.
[Ref: 7870] £480.00