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Creator:
William Greatbach, Born 1802, British
after Charles Robert Leslie, 1794–1859, British
Title:

Falstaff and his Friends

Additional Title(s):

Windsor, Before Page's House: 'The Merry Wives of Windsor,' Act I, Scene I

Part Of:

Collective Title: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Date:
ca. 1868
Medium:
Etching and stipple engraving on moderately thick, smooth, cream card
Dimensions:
Sheet (cropped inside plate): 8 7/8 x 11 inches (22.5 x 28 cm) and Image: 6 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches (17.5 x 25.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower left: "C. R. LESLIE, R. A. PINX.T"; lower center: "FALSTAFF AND HIS FRIENDS. | ("THE MERRY WIVES OF WIDNSOR.") | FROM THE PICTURE IN THE SHEEPSHANKS COLLECTION"; lower right: "W. GREATBACH, SCULP.T"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1976.1.496
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
actors | bread | cake | drama | drinking | drinking glasses | eating | entertainment | fire | fireplace | food | fruit | house | illustration | leisure | literary theme | manor | meat | men | obese | plays by William Shakespeare | sitting | tables | talking | The Merry Wives of Windsor, Act I, Scene I | The Merry Wives of Windsor, play by William Shakespeare | theater | wine | women
Associated People:
Mistress Ford (character in The Merry Wives of Windsor)
Mistress Page (character in The Merry Wives of Windsor)
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
characters
Sir John Falstaff
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:25481
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