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Mr Charles Kean (1811-68) as Leontes
Wet collodion negative
25.3 x 20.3 cm (whole object
The Royal Collection
10" x 8" glass plate negative showing actor Charles Kean as Leontes in The Winter's Tale, Act I, Scene II. He is standing on a patterned carpet, wearing an embroidered tunic with loose fabric wrapped around the lower part of the body and one of his arms.
The glass plate negative has been photographed showing the coated side and therefore the image appears laterally reversed. A hand-coloured print from this negative exists in the Collection (RCIN 2909967).