Shylock : The Merchant of Venice
Watercolour on ivory
Presented by H. G. Rooth and Miss M. A. Rooth, 1924
1992-93 London, Museum of Richmond "Edmund Kean"
1998 London, Christie's Institute "For Freedom's Battle - Heinrich Heiner and England"
Shylock, wielding knife and scales, wears brown shoes, red stockings, long baggy purple knee-breeches, and a long purple coat with gold buttons.
Kean made his mature début at Drury Lane as Shylock on 26 January 1814. His début at Covent Garden on 15 October 1817 was also as Shylock.