Engraving

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1800-1850

GUSN

GUSN-5258

Description

Black and white engraving of a scene from the Merry Wives of Windsor; and outdoor scene with one woman and two men dressed in 17th c. fashion; simple mahogany frame; under glass.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

""Painted by R. Smirke/ Engraved by I.P. Simon."" Center inscription: ""Shakespeare./Merry Wives of Windsor./ACT I. SCENE I."" Left and right inscriptions are quotes from play. The number ""10"" appears at lower right.

Associated Person

Shakespeare, William

Associated Building

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

Maker

Simon, I.P. (Engraver)
Smirke, Robert (Painter)

Location of Origin

England

Dimensions

24.875 x 20.25 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.621