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Creator:
Edward Alcock, active 1750–ca. 1778, British
Title:

Portia and Shylock, from Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice", IV, i

Date:
ca. 1778
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 26 x 20 inches (66 x 50.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Signed in ocher-color paint, lower left: "E Alcock pinx"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.5.1
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
actors | costume | disguise | lace | lawyers | man | performance | playwright | red | scroll (information artifact) | shadow | The Merchant of Venice, play by William Shakespeare | theater (discipline) | trial | wig | woman
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Portia (character in The Merchant of Venice)
Shylock (character in The Merchant of Venice)
Access:
On view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:212
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Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 14-15, N590.2 A83 (YCBA)


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