Kean's scenic designer, Thomas Grieve, made this concept drawing for the 'Historical Episode', which took place between the third and fourth acts and featured over four hundred extras. Grieve and Kean imagine medieval London via a colourful, festive street scene. Crowds of citizens gather to witness King Richard's return in the custody of his popular cousin, Henry Bolingbroke.
This image was intended to help establish stage blocking, and therefore includes both Bolingbroke and Richard. The prominent figure in the foreground may represent one of the 'voices from the crowd' who, in Kean's printed script, call out their support for Bolingbroke.