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

Studies of Figures and Seals from Sandfords Geneal History

Part Of:

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

Date:
undated
Medium:
Pen and black ink on medium, slightly textured, beige, wove paper, mounted on, thick, smooth, peach, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 9/16 × 15 1/8 inches (24.3 × 38.4 cm) and Mount: 10 15/16 × 15 15/16 inches (27.8 × 40.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and black ink, upper left: "The Figures and Seals from Sandfords | Geneal: Hist"; inscribed in pen and black ink, upper right: "Henry III | 1219"; inscribed in pen and black ink, upper left: "Richd I | 1194"; inscribed in pen and black ink, center left: "John | when Prince | 1180"; inscribed in pen and black ink, center: "John | 1199"; inscribed in pen and black ink, center right: "Henry IIi | 1243"; inscribed in pen and black ink, lower left: "Robert Duke of Normandy | 1100"; inscribed in pen and black ink, lower center: "John 1216"; inscribed in pen and black ink, lower right: "Rd Earl of Corn | son of John | 1225"; inscribed in pen and black ink, lower right: "Edmund Earl | of Cornwall son | of Richard E. of C | 1285"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.3536
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:29591
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