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Creator:
William Nutter, 1754–1802, British
after John Boyne, ca. 1750–1810, British
Published by John Boyne, ca. 1750–1810, British
Title:
Mr. Macklin and Mrs. Pope in the Characters of Shylock and Portia
Date:
1789
Medium:
Stipple engraving, etching, and line engraving on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 22 1/16 x 16 1/4 inches (56.1 x 41.2 cm) and Image: 19 x 15 inches (48.3 x 38.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, upper center: "£4"; on back, lower left: "c (encircled)"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "J. Boyne Pinxit. | Act 4. Scene 1."'; lower center: "MR: MACKLIN & MRS: POPE in the Characters of SHYLOCK & PORTIA. | Por. Have by some surgeon, Shylock, on your charge, to stop his wounds, lest he should bleed to death. | Shy. Is it so nominated in the bond? | London Published as the Act Directs April 1. 1789 by I. Boyne. Drawing Master & Engraver, No. 302. High Holborn."; lower right: "W. Nutter Sculpt. | Vide. Merchant of Venice"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1976.1.183
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bench | breeches | cane | coats | costume | court (judicial body) | courtroom | cuffs (costume components) | gesture | judge | knife | literary theme | men | paper (document genre) | plays by William Shakespeare | relief | robes | ruffles | scale (weighing device) | talking | tassels | The Merchant of Venice, Act IV, Scene I | tricornes | waistcoats | wigs | woman
Associated People:
Portia (character in The Merchant of Venice)
Shylock (character in The Merchant of Venice)
Pope, Elizabeth (1739x45–1797), actress
Macklin, Charles (1699?–1797), actor and playwright
Bassiano (character in The Merchant of Venice)
Duke of Venice (character in The Merchant of Venice)
Antonio (character in The Merchant of Venice)
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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Shakespeare and British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 1981-04-23 - 1981-07-05)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:25431
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