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Prospero disarming Ferdinand.

Great Britain, circa [1850?]
Physical Description:
1 needlework picture : wool, felt, watercolor ; image 46 x 36 cm, in frame 43 x 53 cm
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Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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View catalog record for Bartolozzi's print of Prospero disarming Ferdinand
The image is derived from a print: Prospero disarming Ferdinand, act I, sc. 2, from an original drawing in the collection of Her Royal Highness the Duchess of York ; Henry Bunbury, esq. del. ; F. Bartolozzi, esqr. sculpt. London: Thos. Macklin, 1793.
The needlework picture is by an unidentified artist. The majority of the surface is embroidered; large portions of the characters' clothing is made from pieces of felt. The characters' faces and hands are drawn in watercolor, on paper that has been cut and integrated with the needlework.
The work depicts a scene from Shakespeare's The Tempest, act 1, scene 2. Outside Prospero's grotto, the Duke stands waving a wand in the direction of Ferdinand at left, Miranda kneeling beside her father, tugging at his arm. Behind them Ariel plays harp.
Subject Terms:
Embroidery -- Great Britain.
Ferdinand (Fictitious character : Shakespeare. Tempest)
Needlework -- Great Britain.
Prospero (Fictitious character)
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Tempest.
Embroidery (visual works)
Felt (textile)
Based on (work) Bartolozzi, Francesco, 1727-1815. Prospero disarming Ferdinand.
Bartolozzi, Francesco, 1727-1815.
Bunbury, Henry William, 1750-1811.

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