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Actor. Kean was engaged by the Drury Lane Theatre for three years in 1814, making a triumphant first appearance as Shylock; he was unrivalled in tragic parts, most notably Richard III.Kean is seen here in the title role of Howard Payne's Brutus (1818) which he performed to considerable success. Northcote has chosen to depict the final scene when Brutus speaks with his son Titus whom he has condemned to execution.
oil on canvas
240 x 148.2 cm