Detail View: LUNA: Folger Digital Image Collection: [Illustrations to Shakespeare's Falstaff plays] [graphic] / [John Massey Wright].

Digital Image File Name: 
35513
Source Call Number: 
ART Box W951 no.114 (size S)
Source Creator: 
Wright, John Massey, 1777-1866, artist.
Source Title: 
[Illustrations to Shakespeare's Falstaff plays] [graphic] / [John Massey Wright].
Source Created or Published: 
[late 18th century or 19th century]
Digital Image Type: 
FSL collection
HAMNET CATALOG RECORD: 
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Creator (Hamnet): 
Wright, John Massey, 1777-1866, artist.
Title (Hamnet): 
[Illustrations to Shakespeare's Falstaff plays] [graphic] / [John Massey Wright].
Date of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet): 
[late 18th century or 19th century]
Physical Description (Hamnet): 
13 drawings : watercolor, some with pencil indications or markings ; images 298 x 263 mm. or smaller.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Pandarus, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Sir John Colevile, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Henry V, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry IV, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merry wives of Windsor, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Troilus and Cressida, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Tearsheet, Doll (Fictitious character), depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Watercolors -- 18th century.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Watercolors -- 19th century.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Bardolph (Fictitious character), depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Colevile, John, Sir, d. 1405 -- In literature, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Falstaff, John, Sir (Fictitious character), depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Ford, Alice (Fictitious character), depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Page, Margaret (Fictitious character), depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Pandarus (Legendary character), depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Quickly, Mistress (Fictitious character), depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Alice Ford, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Bardolph, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Doll Tearsheet, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Falstaff, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Margaret Page, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Mistress Quickly, depicted.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Northwick, John Rushout, Baron, 1770-1859, former owner.
Notes (Hamnet): 
All of the items, with the exception of ART Vol. d98 no.12 and no.14, have been removed from their backings. ART Vol. d98 no.12 and 14 are labeled in the brown ink Roman capitals found on other backings for works by Wright. Two of the drawings have pencil initials in the lower right corner of the item's surface (ART Box W951 no.110 & 116). Some of the items vary greatly in style, coloring, size and degree of completeness. ART Box W951 no.106 is executed in an oval shape.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Collection title devised by cataloger.
Notes (Hamnet): 
History: Several of the items duplicate each other in the scenes they depict. Some are similar in size, style and coloring and may belong to a set or series of watercolors but are grouped here by subject matter. FSL has another watercolor of Falstaff by Wright, which is similar to some of the watercolors noted here, framed and hanging in the Registrar's Office (Falstaff sleeping).
Notes (Hamnet): 
Provenance: ART Box W951 no.108-111 & 113-116 were formerly part of ART Inventory 289 (no.23,33,34,63,64,65,70,72), see entry under Wright for 'Masquerade' for provenance information. ART Box W951 no.106 & 112 were formerly part of ART Inventory 286 (no.21,31), see entry under Wright for 'Comedy and tragedy' for provenance information. ART Box W951 no.107 is listed in the Sotheby sale catalog of the 'Remaining portion of the famous and important collection ... the property of the late John, Lord Northwick ... sold ... 5th of July, 1921'. Item is listed as no.183 in that catalog and is noted as having sold to 'Meatyard'. The Folgers purchased the item from Michelmore in 1923 (the Folgers acquisition card reads 'no. 35, Michelmore, Shakespeareana (1923)'). A pencil note on the mat reads 'Ex. Lord Northwick Coll' (Case 1122). ART Vol. d98 no.12,14 are part of a bound volume, for provenance information see entry for 'Atkinson, John Augustus. Scenes from King Henry V.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Subject: Items depict the following: Falstaff and his page (ART Box W951 no.106,107) ; Falstaff with Doll Tearsheet on his lap - labeled Merry wives but more likely Henry IV, pt. 2, Act II, Sc. 4 (no.108,109) ; Falstaff and Bardolph - labeled Merry wives but more likely Henry IV, pt. 1, Act III, Sc. 3 (no.110) ; Falstaff, Bardolph & Mistress Quickly - labeled Merry wives but more likely Henry IV, pt. 1, Act III, Sc. 4 (no.111,112 & ART Vol. d98 no12, labeled correctly) ; Falstaff & Coleville - Henry IV, pt. 2, Act IV, Sc. 3 (ART Vol. d98 no.14) ; Falstaff wooing Mistress Ford - Merry wives, Act III, Sc. 3 (no.113-115) ; Mistress Ford and Mistress Page with Falstaff - Merry wives, Act III, Sc. 3 (no.116). Labelings are from pencil notes on the backings which have been removed since these were first cataloged. Several drawings have additional sketches on the verso, including: no.109 - pencil sketch of a seated man and standing woman with mounted soldiers in the background, labeled "Pandarus"; no.110 - cropped watercolor and pencil drawing of two men, one on horseback; no.111 - very rough pencil sketch of Falstaff; no.114 - rough pencil sketch of a man and two women dancing in a crowd; no.116 - another very basic pencil sketch, most likely a study for Falstaff.
Call Number (Hamnet): 
ART Box W951 no.114 (size S)