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Sir John Gilbert, 1817–1897

Enter Malvolio, Crossgartered...

Additional Title(s):

Malvolio Washes off Gross Aquaintance

Olivia's Garden: 'Twelfth Night', Act III, Scene IV

Part Of:

Collective Title: Twelfth Night; or, What You Will

Materials & Techniques:
Watercolor, pen and black ink, brown ink, gray ink, red ink, gouache, gum arabic, and graphite on thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Sheet: 19 1/4 × 29 3/4 inches (48.9 × 75.5 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, verso, upper right: "£25"; inscribed in pen, with black ink, verso, lower center: "Malvolio washes off | Gross acquaintance" | (Scene from Twelth Night) | Painted by | Sir john Gilbert"

signed and dated in brown ink, lower left: "John Gilbert | 1863"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
apron | arches | belt | boots | breeches | capes | columns | countess | cross-dressing | doublet | dress | feather | flower (plant) | fountain | garden | gesture | hats | hedges | literary theme | love | men | palace | pendant | play | plays by William Shakespeare | railing | ring | shoes | statues | steps | steward | stockings | stool | surprise | sword | trees | Twelfth Night, Act III, Scene IV | Twelfth Night; or, What You Will, play by William Shakespeare | woman
Associated Places:
Europe | Illyria
Associated People:
Sir Andrew Aguecheek (character in Twelfth Night)
Malvolio (character in Twelfth Night)
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Maria (character in Twelfth Night)
Sir Toby Belch (character in Twelfth Night)
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IIIF Manifest:

Works of Splendor and Imagination - The Exhibition Watercolor 1770-1870 (Yale Center for British Art, 1981-09-16 - 1981-11-22) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Shakespeare and British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 1981-04-23 - 1981-07-05) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Geoffrey Ashton, Shakespeare and British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1981, pp. 19-20, 126, no. 50, PR2933 Y25 A74 c.1 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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