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Creator:
George Cruikshank, 1792–1878, British
Title:

The First Appearance of William Shakespeare on the Stage of the Globe Theatre

Former Title(s):

The First Appearance of William Shakespeare on the Stage of the Globe with Part of his Dramatic Company in 1564 [1985, Cormack, YCBA Concise Catalogue]

The first appearance of William Shakespeare on the stage of the Globe, with part of his dramatic company in 1564 [1867, Royal Academy of Arts, London, exhibition catalogue]

Date:
1864 to 1865
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
27 7/8 x 21 7/8 inches (70.8 x 55.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Dated in brown paint, lower right: "and this Drawing made by him in 1864 & 5"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.5.25
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
anniversary | antlers | armor | bat (animal) | child | comedies | costume | cradle (child's bed) | crown (costume component) | curtains | fairies | king (person) | literary theme | mask | people | proscenium arch | rocks (landforms) | stage | theater | theater (discipline) | tragedies | Victorian
Associated Places:
England | London | United Kingdom
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:234
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Shakespeare on Canvas (Yale Center for British Art, 2012-01-02 - 2012-06-30) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Shakespeare and British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 1981-04-23 - 1981-07-05) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 74-75, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

David Mayer, Documents of Performance, George Cruikshank, The First Appearance of William Shakespeare on the Stage of the Globe with Part of his Dramatic Company in 1564 , Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film, vol. 30, no 1, Summer, 2003, pp. 53-64, Plate 8, PN2580 N55 (SML Also available online (Orbis) [ORBIS]


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