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William Nutter, 1754–1802
after John Boyne, ca. 1750–1810
Published by John Boyne, ca. 1750–1810
Mr. Macklin and Mrs. Pope in the Characters of Shylock and Portia
Part Of:

Collective Title: The Merchant of Venice

Materials & Techniques:
Stipple engraving, etching, and line engraving on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Sheet: 22 1/16 x 16 1/4 inches (56.1 x 41.2 cm), 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:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Duke of Venice (character in The Merchant of Venice)
Macklin, Charles (1699?–1797), actor and playwright
Portia (character in The Merchant of Venice)
Shylock (character in The Merchant of Venice)
Antonio (character in The Merchant of Venice)
Bassiano (character in The Merchant of Venice)
Pope, Elizabeth (1739x45–1797), actress
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IIIF Manifest:

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

Geoffrey Ashton, Shakespeare and British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1981, pp. 7, 94, no. 19, PR2933 Y25 A74 c.1 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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