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Creator:
Print made by William Dickinson, 1746–1823, British
after Daniel Gardner, 1750–1805, British
Published by William Dickinson, 1746–1823, British
and Thomas Watson, 1743–1781, British
Title:

Mrs. Gwynne and Mrs. Bunbury in the Characters of the Merry Wives of Windsor

Date:
1780
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed to plate): 12 5/16 × 11 5/16 inches (31.2 × 28.8 cm) and Image: 10 1/4 x 10 7/8 inches (26.1 x 27.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower center: "#27"

Lettered, lower left: "Painted by D. Gardner"; lower center: "M,,rs Gwynne & M,,rs Bunbury, | In the Characters of the Merry Wives of WIndsor | London, Publish'd Jan,y 20th 1780, by Dickinson & Watson No 158 New Bond Street"; lower right: "Engraved by W,, Dickinson"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.523
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
actresses | cuffs | curls | fancy dress | feathers | hats | lace | literary theme | oval | palace | pearls | plays by William Shakespeare | portrait | ruffs | silk | sisters | The Merry Wives of Windsor, play by William Shakespeare | tree
Associated People:
Gwyn, Mary (1753-1840), actress
Bunbury, Catherine (1754-1799), actress
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22211
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