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Creator:
Joseph Farington, (landscape), 1747–1821, British
Robert Smirke, (figures), 1752–1845, British
Title:

Shakespearean Scene (?): A Pilgrim

Date:
1796
Medium:
Pen and brown ink with gray wash over graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper, pasted on contemporary mount made of thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Mount: 18 1/2 × 15 5/8 inches (47 × 39.7 cm) and Sheet: 16 × 13 1/8 inches (40.7 × 33.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on mount, lower center: "P | ROBERT SMIRKE 1752-1845 & JOSEPH FARINGTON R. A., 1747-1821. Dated 1796"; on back, center: "SMIRKE, ROBT. & FARRINGTON, JOSEPH | SHAKESPEAREAN SCENE (?)"; on back, lower center: "192-18=87- P"; in magenta ink, on back, lower center: "17 x 19 7/8"; on back, lower right: "3946 | 2n 108 [...] mat"

Signed in brown ink, lower left: "Robert Smirke | Jos: Farrington 1796"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1976.1.61
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
capes | coats | costume | feathers | fire | gesture | landscape | literary theme | men | play | steps | trees | walking
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9426
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