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Portrait of British Actor John Liston, 1827

  • lithography, paper
  • 240 x 170 mm
  • Inv. 2013-RR

Public Domain

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John Liston (ca. 1776-1846) was one of London's leading comic actors during the Regency and the first comedian to command a salary greater than that of a tragedian. He also became a household name from his portrayal of the title role in the play Paul Pry. He was a particular favourite of the Prince Regent.


Antoine Fonrouge
Bordeaux 1798 - Paris 1855

Antoine Bara Blaisot RKD
Paris 1820 - 1794 - Paris 1876

Title Portrait of British Actor John Liston
Date 1827
Period 19th century
Location Paris TGN
Medium and support lithography AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings inscription outside the depiction, left: Lith. de Fonrouge
inscription outside the depiction, right: Legrand
inscription: Liston,/ Comédien Anglais
inscription bottom left: Galerie Universelle
inscription centre below: Place Vendome. N°. 24./ N°. 307
inscription bottom right: Publiée par Blaisot
inscription bottom right: N° 2326
Collection print room
Object type lithographs AAT
Inventory number 2013-RR
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/2013-RR
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/8284/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300015637 portraits AAT
Keywords Iconclass 31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31D14 adult man Iconclass
48C8312 portrait of actor, actress Iconclass
61B2 historical persons Iconclass
61B2(JOHN LISTON) historical person (JOHN LISTON) Iconclass
School / Style Romantic (modern European styles) AAT
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