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Creator:
Robert Smirke, 1752–1845, British
Title:
Viola and Olivia
Date:
1822
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brown wash, gouache, and oil on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper pasted on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 6 9/16 x 4 3/8 inches (16.7 x 11.1 cm) and Image: 5 5/16 x 4 inches (13.5 x 10.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower center: "Act 1"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.3446
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
balcony | balustrade | curtains | drapery | dress | gesturing | literary theme | plays by William Shakespeare | talking | tunic | Twelfth Night; or, What You Will, play by William Shakespeare | veil | women
Associated People:
Viola as Cesario
Olivia (character in Twelfth Night)
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:29440
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