Engraving

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1825

GUSN

GUSN-5257

Description

Black and white engraving of an interior scene from Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor, with one woman and two men in the foreground and two men in background; figures dressed in 17th c. fashions; mahogany veneer frame, gilded inner frame.

Details

Descriptive Terms

engravings (prints)
engraving (printing process)
paper (fiber product)
drama
Empire (style)
Unidentified Paper
Stipple Engraved
Empire
Drama
PICTURE, LITERARY

Inscription

Etched into the engraving, on the entranceway moulding: ""Would'st have a Friend. Would'st knowe what frint is best/have GOD thy friend who passeth all the rest."" Etched into engraving in lower left corner, the painters name and date of painting: ""C.R. Leslie 1825"" Inscriptions below engraving: ""Painted by C.R. Leslie/Engraved by Charles Burt."" ""ANNE PAGE, SLENDER AND SHALLOW/A SCENE FROM THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR:/Act 3d Scene 4th."" ""Engraved from the Original Pictrure in the Collection of Philip Hone, Esq."" ""PRINTED BY J. DAITON."" Additional inscriptions covered by frame.

Associated Person

Shakespeare, William

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Burt, Charles (Engraver)
Leslie, C.R. (Painter)
Daiton, J. (Publisher)

Location of Origin

New York, NY, USA

Dimensions

24.5 x 28.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.620

Date

1825 (After)

Places

New York state (United States)