LUNA: Folger Digital Image Collection
Digital Image File Name:
Source Call Number:
Unknown man (formerly identified as Shakespeare)
from a 4x5 color transparency
Digital Image Type:
HAMNET CATALOG RECORD:
Unknown man (formerly identified as Shakespeare) [graphic]
Date of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet):
Seventeenth century with later overpainting.
Physical Description (Hamnet):
1 painting on panel : oil ; 61.6 x 46.6 cm.
Portrait paintings. gmgpc
Associated Name (Hamnet):
De Montalt, Earl, 1817-1905?, former owner.
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Bought by Mrs. Folger from Paul S. Van Baarn, a New York antique dealer acting (in bad faith) for the Newhouse Galleries, New York, April 1934, $5,000; presented to the Library by Mrs. Folger, June 1934.
Condition reviewed the panel, now cradled, is split down both sides. A small strip (1 3/8 in.) has been added at the top. There are several chips in the paint exposing the white ground beneath: one is in the sitter's collar to the left of his moustache and three others are in his black doublet
Title from Pressly.
William Shakespeare by Hendrik Corenlisz Vroom, 1566-1640, privately printed, n.d.; North Shore Daily Journal, Great Neck, Long Island, 27 July 1934, p. 1; Piper 1962, no. 27.
Provenance: Collection of Earl De Montalt of Dundrum, co. Tipperary (1817-1905)?.
Pressly, W.L. Paintings in the Folger Shakespeare Library, 167