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Creator Gilbert Stuart Newton, 1794–1835, British
Title Shylock and Jessica from the 'Merchant of Venice,' II, ii
Date 1830
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 35 x 29 1/2 inches (88.9 x 74.9 cm) Frame: 45 x 40 x 4 1/2 inches (114.3 x 101.6 x 11.4 cm)
Signed, lower right: "G.S. Newton"
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Accession Number B1975.5.3
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
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People Represented or Subject • Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
• Jessica, daughter of Shylock
• Shylock (character in The Merchant of Venice)
Subject Terms costume | hat | interior | keys | literary theme | man | merchant | pouch | purse | room | scissors | stairs | theater (discipline) | The Merchant of Venice, play by William Shakespeare | woman

Art on the line : the Royal Academy exhibitions at Somerset House, 1780-1836 : [catalogue of works], , The Courtauld Gallery, London, 2001, no. 286, V 0909 (YCBA)

Art Treasures Exhibition (Manchester, England), Catalogue of the art treasures of the United kingdom., Bradbury and Evans, London, 1857, p. 90, no. 285, N5056 M35 M25 1857 (YCBA)

Elizabeth A. Pergam, The Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition of 1857, entrepreneurs, connoisseurs and the public, Ashgate Publishing, Surrey, UK, England Burlington, VT, 2011, p. 48, fn..., No. 285 in AT Ex, N5056 M35 P47 2011 (YCBA)

David H. Solkin, Art on the Line : the Royal Academy Exhibitions at Somerset House 1780-1836, , Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2001, Foldout No. 129, N5054 A78 2001B (YCBA)

A handbook to the gallery of British paintings in the Art Treasures Exhibition, being a reprint of critical notices originally published in The Manchester Guardian., Bradbury and Evans, London, 1857, p. 82, N5056 M6 H3 1857 (YCBA RARE BOOKS) , Also available at SML Fiche B1244 Fiche N.4.2.220 and online at

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