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Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection
Source Creator:
DeWilde, George James, 1804-1871, artist.
Source Title:
The seven ages of man [graphic] / attributed to George James De Wilde.
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FSL collection
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Creator (Hamnet):
De Wilde, George James, 1804-1871, artist.
Title (Hamnet):
The seven ages of man [graphic] / attributed to George James De Wilde.
Date of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet):
Physical Description (Hamnet):
1 painting on canvas : oil ; 58.7 x 84.5 cm.
Folger Holdings Notes (Hamnet):
Exact location: office of the Assistant to the Director.
Notes (Hamnet):
Signed and dated at lower left: "J[difficult to cipher with certainty] DeWilde 1823 [or possibly 1825]".
Notes (Hamnet):
Insribed on the title page of the book to the left of the monkey: "VORTIGERN / AND / ROWENA" (a reference to Henry Ireland's forgery, first performed in April 1796 and published in 1799). To the right of the monkey the Shakespeare Folio os opened so that one sees indications of Ben Jonson's dedication at the left and the Droeshout engraving at the right, beneath which is inscribed: "Mr WM. SHAKSPEARE / 1623." Title page of book right of center: "THE / SILENT WOMAN / by B. JONSON / A / TALE OF A TUB."
Notes (Hamnet):
For a discussion of the various schemes involving the ages of man, see J. A. Burrow's The Ages of Man: A Study in Medieval Writing and Thought, Oxford, 1986. Shakespeare's lines are specifically discussed in the context of the planet-gods on pp. 50-54.
Notes (Hamnet):
Conserved Finlayson glue-lined the canvas on to one with a commercially prepared ground
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Condition reviewed The sky seen through the center arch is curiously divided in tone between a brighter right-hand side and a darker left
Notes (Hamnet):
Washington, D.C., Folger Shakespeare Library, 2001-2002. The Reader Revealed (catalog entry 37) DFo
Notes (Hamnet):
Title from Pressly.
Notes (Hamnet):
This record contains unverified data from a re-keying contract and may contain incorrect or incomplete text. Please consult Curator for assistance.
Citations (Hamnet):
Pressly, W.L. Paintings in the Folger Shakespeare Library, 19
Subject (Hamnet):
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. As you like it. Act II. Scene 7 -- Illustrations.
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The seven ages of man [graphic] / attributed to George James De Wilde.