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- Object: Miss Brunton.
Portrait of Louisa or Anne Brunton as the character from 'King Lear', almost half-length, directed and looking three-quarters to right, wearing white dress with black and white patterned sash underneath the bosom, hair worn high and curled with tresses falling over her shoulders, headpiece with feathers and scarf; oval frame.
Etching and engraving with some stipple
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Height: 165 millimetres (cropped)
Width: 112 millimetres (cropped)
- Curator's comments
- This is the costume worn by Miss Brunton in her portrait as Cordelia from King Lear, as published in Bell's Shakespeare in 1785, and in Cawthorn's Minor British Theatre in 1806 (see K,58.61). Burnim and Highfill give the sitter for both prints as Anne Brunton, later Merry (K. A. Burnim and P. H. Highfill Jr., 'John Bell, patron of British theatrical portraiture' (Carbondale, Illinois, 1998), cat. 15). The portraits have also been identified, in the Burney volume and by O'Donoghue, as Louisa Brunton, later Countess of Craven. Anne Brunton first acted the role of Cordelia at Covent Garden Theatre on 6th March 1786.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: King Lear
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