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Bertam, or the Castle of St. Aldobrand

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  • Title (object)

    • Bertam, or the Castle of St. Aldobrand
  • Description

    Two images; the first; a gentleman with an angry expression, Count Betram (as portrayed by Edmund Kean), in fetters and chains, wearing a red tunic with gold embroidery; the second, a rocky coast with a ruin, with a shipwreck beyond, a violent storm with lightening above; in the foreground, observing the shipwreck with distress, monks wave torches; illustrations to Bertram, or the Castle of St. Aldobrand. 1816
    Hand-coloured Etching


  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1816
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 180 millimetres
    • Width: 210 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below the first image "GCK/" and "Mr. Kean, as Count Bertram", lettered above the second image "Hone's Popular Cabinet Edition. Bertram - or the - Castle of St. Aldobrand, being the Romance of the Tragedy By the Rev.d R. C. Maturin.", lettered below the second image "Count Bertram's" "G Cruikshank fect" "Shipwreck" and "London Printed for W. Hone, 55, Fleet Street. 1816. Price Sixpence"
  • Bibliography

    • Reid 1871 549 (Second state) bibliographic details
    • Reid 1871 550 (Second state) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XIXc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Bertram, or the Castle of St. Aldobrand (The novelisation of the popular play)
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number



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