Detail View: LUNA: Folger Digital Image Collection: The Staunton Portrait of Shakespeare

Digital Image File Name: 
Source Call Number: 
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Source Title: 
The Staunton Portrait of Shakespeare
Image Details: 
from a 35mm slide
Source Created or Published: 
Digital Image Type: 
FSL collection
Title (Hamnet): 
The Staunton portrait of Shakespeare [graphic]
Date of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet): 
ca. 1770s.
Physical Description (Hamnet): 
1 painting on canvas : oil ; 76.3 x 63.5 cm.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Portraits.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Portrait paintings. gmgpc
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Staunton, William, father of, fl. ca. 1777, former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Whitcombe, A., former owner.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Bought by Folger from Sawyer, November 1923, £200.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Conserved 19530000 canvas was relined, cleaned, and retouched
Notes (Hamnet): 
Formerly the 'Peel' portrait.
Notes (Hamnet): 
This record contains unverified data from a re-keying contract and may contain incorrect or incomplete text. Please consult Curator for assistance.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Wivell 1827, Supplement, p. 37, n.; Wivell 1840, p. 24, n.; M. H. Spielmann, "the Jansen, or Somerset, Portrait of Shakespeare: The More Important Copies," Connoiseeur 28 (November 1910), pp. 151-58, repr.; Piper 1962, no. 32.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Title from Pressly.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Exhibited: Stratford-upon-Avon, 1864, no. 115 (amended in pencil to read 118), as painted by C. Jansen, lent by J. Staunton.
Provenance (Hamnet): 
Provenance: Father of William Staunton, Longbridge, Warwickshire, around 1777; sold by Staunton family to A. Whitcombe, Clarence Street, Cheltenham, and Stratford-upon-Avon, 1909.
Citations (Hamnet): 
Pressly, W.L. Paintings in the Folger Shakespeare Library, 161