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Creator:
Richard Parkes Bonington, 1802–1828, British
Title:
Portia and Bassanio
Date:
ca. 1826
Medium:
Watercolor and gouache over graphite on medium, cream, slightly textured wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 6 1/2 x 5 1/8 inches (16.5 x 13 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Signed in pen and brown ink lower left: "R P Bonington"

Inscribed in artist's hand in pen and brown ink lower left: "R P Bonington"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.165
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
literary theme | plays by William Shakespeare | The Merchant of Venice, play by William Shakespeare
Associated People:
Portia (character in The Merchant of Venice)
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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Works of Splendor and Imagination - The Exhibition Watercolor 1770-1870 (Yale Center for British Art, 1981-09-16 - 1981-11-22)

Richard Parkes Bonington (Yale Center for British Art, 1991-11-13 - 1992-01-19)

Richard Parkes Bonington (Musée du Petit Palais, 1992-03-05 - 1992-05-17)

Paul Mellon's Legacy : A Passion for British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 2007-04-18 - 2007-07-29)

The Critique of Reason : Romantic Art, 1760–1860 (Yale University Art Gallery, 2015-03-06 - 2015-07-26)

Publications:
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Duncan Robinson, Acquisitions : The First Decade 1977 - 1986, , Burlington Magazine, vol. 128, October 1986, pp. 4, 24, no. 73, color pl. . 3, N1 B87 128:3 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Acquisitions : The First Decade 1977-1986, Yale Center for British Art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1986, pp. 4, 24, no. 73, color plate 3, N590.2 A7 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:18379
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