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William Nutter, 1754–1802, British
after John Boyne, ca. 1750–1810, British
Published by John Boyne, ca. 1750–1810, British

Mr. Macklin and Mrs. Pope in the Characters of Shylock and Portia

Part Of:

Collective Title: The Merchant of Venice

Stipple engraving, etching, and line engraving on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Sheet (cropped inside plate): 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)

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:
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
Duke of Venice (character in The Merchant of Venice)
Antonio (character in The Merchant of Venice)
Bassiano (character in The Merchant of Venice)
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
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