John Bell, Patron of British Theatrical Portraiture : Catalog of the Theatrical Portraits in His Editions of "Bell's Shakespeare" and "Bell's British Theatre"

John Bell, Patron of British Theatrical Portraiture : Catalog of the Theatrical Portraits in His Editions of "Bell's Shakespeare" and "Bell's British Theatre"

Description

More than 350 portraits from various editions of the John Bell publication, "Bell's Shakespeare" and from "Bell's British Theatre" are featured in this book. These are portraits of players in costume for their roles. Most are by James Roberts and Samuel De Wilde, who were among the leading painters of actors and actresses between 1770 and 1820. Richard Cosway, William Hamilton, Gilbert Stuart, and other painters also have work represented in the catalogue, with engraved plates by artists including James Thornwaite, William Leney, and Philippe Audinet.


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Details

Author(s)
Kalman A. Burnim, Philip H. Highfill Jr
Format
Hardback | 416 pages
Dimensions
178 x 254 x 25.4mm | 952.54g
Publication date
22 Jul 1998
Publisher
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication City/Country
Carbondale, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
0809321238
ISBN13
9780809321230