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Creator:
Print made by John Faber the Younger, ca. 1695–1756, Netherlandish, active in Britain
after Edward Haytley, active 1740–1761, British
Title:

Margaret Woffington as Mrs. Ford in "The Merry Wives of Windsor"

Date:
1751
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed to plate): 19 3/4 × 14 inches (50.2 × 35.6 cm) and Image: 19 × 13 3/4 inches (48.3 × 34.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, lower left: "#52"; lower center: "5v"

Lettered below image, lower left: "E Haytley Pinx."; center: "Mrs Margaret Woffington In the Character of Mrs. Ford in the Merry Wives of Windsor"; lower right: "J Faber fecit 1751 | sold at the Golden Head near the Church Bloomsbury Square"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.539
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
actress | costume | gloves | literary theme | plays by William Shakespeare | The Merry Wives of Windsor, play by William Shakespeare
Associated People:
Woffington, Margaret [Peg] (1720?–1760), actress
Mistress Ford (character in The Merry Wives of Windsor)
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22229
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