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Richard Parkes Bonington, 1802–1828
Studies for Shylock
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Collective Title: The Merchant of Venice

Materials & Techniques:
Pen and brown ink on thin, slightly textured, cream laid paper joined to thin, slightly textured, cream laid paper, mounted on card
Mount: 15 × 18 7/8 inches (38.1 × 47.9 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 9 1/2 × 14 1/2 inches (24.1 × 36.8 cm), Sheet: 9 × 14 inches (22.9 × 35.5 cm)

Inscribed on mount in pen and brown ink, lower left: "[...] Shylock & C"; in graphite, lower right: "14x8 7/8"; in pen and brown ink, lower right: "Bon"

Collector's mark: Germain Seligman (Lugt 3863)

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cloak | faces | figure study | gesturing | hat | man | plays by William Shakespeare | posing | robe | studies | The Merchant of Venice, play by William Shakespeare
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Shylock (character in The Merchant of Venice)
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IIIF Manifest:

Richard Parkes Bonington (Musée du Petit Palais, 1992-03-05 - 1992-05-17) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Richard Parkes Bonington (Yale Center for British Art, 1991-11-13 - 1992-01-19) [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. 6, 116, no. 16, PR2933 Y25 A74 c.1 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Patrick Noon, Crossing the Channel : British and French painting in the age of romanticism, Tate Publishing, London, p. 15, fig. 3, ND467.5.R6 N66 2003 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

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