Detail View: LUNA: Folger Digital Image Collection: Edmund Kean as Iago [graphic] / [Victor Moblard].

Digital Image File Name: 
36241
Source Call Number: 
ART Box M785 no.1 (size L)
Source Creator: 
Moblard, Victor, active late 19th cent., artist, attributed name.
Source Title: 
Edmund Kean as Iago [graphic] / [Victor Moblard].
Source Created or Published: 
[late 19th century]
Digital Image Type: 
FSL collection
HAMNET CATALOG RECORD: 
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Creator (Hamnet): 
Moblard, Victor, active late 19th cent., artist,
Title (Hamnet): 
Edmund Kean as Iago [graphic] / [Victor Moblard].
Date of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet): 
[late 19th century]
Physical Description (Hamnet): 
1 drawing : watercolor ; 19 x 14 in.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Othello, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Watercolors -- 19th century.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Actors -- 19th century, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Iago (Fictitious character), depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833 -- Performances, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Portraits -- Male -- 19th century.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Iago, depicted.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, artist.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Toedteberg, Augustus, 1823 or 4-1909, former owner.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Artist: Item is attributed to Moblard due to its similarity to other works in the FSL collection signed by him. See other entries under Moblard and guide card for Augustus Toedteberg. No biographical information has yet come to light on Moblard. His work indicates that he was a watercolor copyist of rare prints.
Notes (Hamnet): 
History: Portrait is copied after an engraving designed by George Cruikshank, engraved by Alias and published by J. Roach in 1814. It is listed as item no.60 under Kean's entry in Harv. cat. FSL has an engraving, matching the Harv. description, which lacks imprint and engraver's name and may be a copy print rather than the original. (ART File K24.4 no.73a).
Notes (Hamnet): 
Provenance: Item was purchased by the Folgers from the sale of the collection of Augustus Toedteberg, pt.2, held by Anderson, Feb. 25-26, 1904. Item is listed as no.2118 in the catalog of that sale and the description gives it as a 'Watercolor Drawing ... after the original by George Cruikshank ...' Formerly catalogued as if by Cruikshank as ART Box C955 no.59.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Subject: The label underneath the figure continues with the quotation 'I bleed Sir, but not kill'd.' Othello, Act V, Sc. 2. This quotation also appears on the engraving. Judging from the publication date of Cruikshank's portrait it may be assumed that the picture was taken from Kean's performance of Iago at Drury Lane in 1814. At this time Kean is noted as playing Iago and Othello on alternate nights. For a discussion of the role see Hillebrand's biography of Kean, p.128-131.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Title from label on item. Full figure portrait, to front, looking left, hands in front, right hand holding a handkerchief. Facsimile autograph has been added at left of Kean's feet. Paper bears a Whatman's watermark dated 1892. Pencilled numbers on recto and verso refer to provenance. Unsigned.
Notes (Hamnet): 
This record contains unverifiable data from old cards and may contain incorrect or incomplete text. Please consult Curator for assistance.
Call Number (Hamnet): 
ART Box M785 no.1 (size L)