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Creator:
Robert Smirke, 1752–1845, British
and / or Mary Smirke, 1779–1853, British
Title:

First Design of a Battle Scene

Part Of:

Collective Title: Robert & Mary Smirke's Illustrated Sketches to Shakespeare

Date:
undated
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, over graphite on medium, slightly texturted, cream, wove paper, mounted on, thick, smooth, brown, wove paper
Dimensions:
Image: 3 5/8 × 4 13/16 inches (9.2 × 12.2 cm), Sheet: 9 1/16 × 7 7/16 inches (23 × 18.9 cm), and Mount: 14 9/16 × 10 inches (37 × 25.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper center: "First Design"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.3530
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:29585
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