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Creator:
unknown artist
Previously Robert Smirke, 1752–1845, British
Title:

Fluellen Forcing Pistol to Eat His Leek

Additional Title(s):

Pistol, Fluellen and the Leak

France. The English Camp: 'Henry V', Act V, Scene I

Part Of:

Collective Title: The Life of King Henry the Fifth

Date:
undated
Medium:
Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Mount: 14 × 10 1/8 inches (35.6 × 25.7 cm) and Sheet (cropped to image): 13 3/8 × 9 1/2 inches (34 × 24.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in pen and brown ink, lower center: "Pistol, Fluellen & Gower : Vide Henry Vth | Pis: Quiet your cudgel, see I eat. | T Smirke"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1976.1.60
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
armed forces | army | belts | boots | breeches | cap | clubs | cockades | collars | doublets | eating | food | hats | Henry V, Act V, Scene I | Henry V, play by William Shakespeare | leeks | literary theme | men | play | plays by William Shakespeare | plume | revenge | ruff | shoes | soldiers | stockings | swords | tents | vegetables
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Pistol (character in Henry V)
Fluellen (character in Henry V)
Gower (character in Henry V)
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9571
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