Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection
Source Creator:
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, artist.
Source Title:
Bottom the weaver [graphic] / George Cruikshank.
Source Created or Published:
[19th century]
Source Call Number:
ART Box C955 no.54 (size S)
Digital Image File Name:
34525
Digital Image Type:
FSL collection
Hamnet Bib ID:
256011
Hamnet Holdings ID:
338359
HAMNET CATALOG RECORD:
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Creator (Hamnet):
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, artist.
Title (Hamnet):
Bottom the weaver [graphic] / George Cruikshank.
Alt. Title (Hamnet):
Folger card catalog title: Midsummer night's dream, Bottom the weaver
Date of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet):
[19th century]
Physical Description (Hamnet):
1 drawing : pen and ink ; image 6 1/2 x 4 in., on sheet 19 1/4 x 14 in.
Notes (Hamnet):
History: The only item pertaining to Midsummer Night's Dream listed in the Reid Catalogue of Cruikshank's Work is a woodcut, no.3564, which was designed by Cruikshank and engraved by T. Wright. The woodcut is a vignette and Reid notes that it was executed by Wright as a specimen of his craft, but never published. FSL has a copy of the woodcut (ART Vol. c87, no.15a) and this sketch may have been a preliminary design for the vignette. It is also possible that this was a preliminary sketch for a picture from MSND which Cruikshank exhibited at RA in 1853.
Notes (Hamnet):
On the verso is a ms. letter which is dated Aug.9 1851 (or 1857, the top of the paper being cut off).
Notes (Hamnet):
Provenance: This item, along with ART Box C955 no.55 and 56, was purchased from the sale of the collection of Samuel Henry Austin, held by the American Art Association, April 23-24, 1917. According to the catalog of the sale the item was originally part of a bound volume of Cruikshank drawings, formerly owned by John B. Gough and purchased, by Austin, from the collection of C.D. Borden. Drawings were no.353, 362, 366 in the catalog of the Austin collection.
Notes (Hamnet):
Subject: Depicts Bottom seated on the ground.
Notes (Hamnet):
This record contains unverified data from old cards and may contain incorrect or incomplete text. Please consult Curator for assistance.
Notes (Hamnet):
Title derived from penned note beneath image.
Subject (Hamnet):
Bottom (Fictitious character), depicted.
Subject (Hamnet):
Drawings -- 19th century.
Subject (Hamnet):
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Bottom, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet):
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Midsummer night's dream, depicted.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Austin, Samuel Henry, 1846?-1916, former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Borden, C. D., former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Gough, John B. (John Bartholomew), 1817-1886, former owner.
Call Number (Hamnet):
ART Box C955 no.54 (size S)

Bottom the weaver [graphic] / George Cruikshank.