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Creator:
Robert Smirke, 1752–1845, British
Title:

The Seven Ages of Man: The Lover, 'As You Like It,' II, vii

Date:
between 1798 and 1801
Medium:
Oil on panel
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 15 x 19 7/8 inches (38.1 x 50.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Label on verso, lower center: “[...] | Old and Modern Masters. | 14, Old Bond Street, London, W.1. | Telegrams: Colnaghi, Piccy, London | Telephone: Hyde Park 1943-44.”; lower right: “Smirke exhibited [italics] The Seven Ages of Man, [non italics] R.A. 1798, | No. 88, but Graves, [italics] The Royal Academy Exhibitors 1769- | 1904, [non italics] Vol. VII, p. 163, suggests the possibility that it was | not this set, but the subjects painted again in one picture.”; lower left: “Plastic | [handwritten in red] 662 | [typed] Varnish”; upper left: “No. 60783 | Frame”; upper left: “No. 60783 | [handwritten] K ([yped] Picture [handwritten] 72”

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.5.10
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
actor | angels | As You Like It, play by William Shakespeare | balcony | bedroom | chairs | costume | curtains | interior | letter | light | literary theme | lover | man | morning | night | paintings | performance | sword | table | theater (discipline) | writing (processes)
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:220
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