LUNA: Folger Digital Image Collection
Digital Image File Name:
Source Call Number:
Linton, Sir James Dromgole, 1840-1916, artist.
from a 4x5 color transparency
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HAMNET CATALOG RECORD:
Linton, James Dromgole, 1840-1916, artist.
Portia [graphic]. JDL.
Date of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet):
Physical Description (Hamnet):
1 painting on canvas : oil ; 127.3 x 71 cm.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Portia.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merchant of Venice. Act IV. Scene 1 -- Illustrations.
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Condition reviewed The painting is executed on a medium-weight, tabby-weave canvas preprimed wiht a layer of white ground. The paint film is folded over the edges of thestretcher on three of its four sides, suggesting the work was first executed on an unstretched canvas
Conserved 19910000 The picture was restored in 1991, perhaps for the first time, when two tears were repaired, a square-shaped one at the bottom and 6 to 7 inches from the left-hand edge. At this time the canvas was also cleaned, lined, and attached to a new stretcher
Exhibited: London, Institute of Painters in Oil Colours, "A Catalogue of the 13th Exhibition," 1895-96, no. 281, as "Portia," repr. pl. i, price listed as £105 ;'Eliz. View of Italy,' Mar.-Jun.93.
Monogram in lavendar letters in lower right corner: "JDL".
Source unknown; the file card lists the purchase price as £75.
Title from Pressly.
Pressly, W.L. Paintings in the Folger Shakespeare Library, 45