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Creator:
Robert Smirke, 1752–1845, British
Title:

Falstaff at Herne's Oak

Part Of:

Collective Title: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Collective Title: Smirke [Shakespeare] Album

Date:
1821
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: 7 5/16 x 4 1/2 inches (18.6 x 11.4 cm) and Image: 5 1/4 x 4 1/8 inches (13.3 x 10.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper center, "Act 5"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.3466
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
children | costume | fairies | figure study | forest | humor | illusion | literary theme | mask | men | oak | obese | plays by William Shakespeare | The Merry Wives of Windsor, play by William Shakespeare | torch | tricking | women
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Sir John Falstaff
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:29458
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