Detail View: LUNA: Folger Digital Image Collection: [Rough drawings (small) for scenes from Shakespeare] [graphic] / [John Massey Wright].

Digital Image File Name: 
35538
Source Call Number: 
ART Box W951 no.132 (size S)
Source Creator: 
Wright, John Massey, 1777-1866, artist.
Source Title: 
[Rough drawings (small) for scenes from Shakespeare] [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): 
[Rough drawings (small) for scenes from Shakespeare] [graphic] / [John Massey Wright].
Date of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet): 
[late 18th century or 19th century]
Physical Description (Hamnet): 
9 drawings : watercolor over pencil indications, brown wash and pencil ; 148 x 199 mm. or smaller.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Prospero, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Shylock, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. As you like it, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry IV. Part 2, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merchant of Venice, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merry wives of Windsor, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Taming of the shrew. Act 4. Scene 3, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Tempest, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shylock (Fictitious character), depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Tearsheet, Doll (Fictitious character), depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Ariel (Fictitious character : Shakespeare), depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Caliban (Fictitious character), depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Drawings -- 18th century.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Drawings -- 19th century.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Falstaff, John, Sir (Fictitious character), depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Grumio (Fictitious character : Shakespeare), depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Katherine (Fictitious character : Shakespeare), depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Miranda (Fictitious character : Shakespeare), depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Prospero (Fictitious character), depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Ariel, 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 -- Ferdinand (Tempest), depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Miranda, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Ferdinand (Fictitious character : Shakespeare. Tempest), depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Grumio, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Katherina, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Caliban, depicted.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Collection title devised by cataloger.
Notes (Hamnet): 
History: Several of the drawings are similar in design or subject to finished watercolors by Wright in the FSL collection.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Provenance: ART Box W951 no.125-127 were formerly part of ART Inventory 289 (no.68,71,29,31,57(a & b),56) see entry under Wright for 'Masquerade' for provenance information. ART Box W951 no.128,129 were formerly part of ART Inventory 286 (no.22 a&b), see entry under Wright for 'Comedy and tragedy' for provenance information.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Subject: Drawings illustrate the following scenes: Merry wives - Falstaff disguised as Mrs. Pratt and an unidentified scene (ART Box W951 no.125,126) ; As you like it - large group scene, unidentified (no.127) ; Taming of the shrew - Act IV, Sc. 3, Katherine beating Grumio (no.128,129) ; Merchant of Venice - Shylock and two other figures (no.130) ; The tempest - unidentified scene, Caliban and Ariel (?) in front of a cave opening (no.131 a & b) and Prospero, Miranda, Ferdinand and Ariel (no. 132). Many of this information was derived from notes on backings which have since been removed from drawings. Three of the drawings have pencil sketches for other scenes on their versos (ART Box W951 no.126 and 128 depict Falstaff and Doll Tearsheet, and no.129 is a picture of a person standing in a tree which has been trimmed so that the person is only visible from the waist down).
Notes (Hamnet): 
Three of the items have Wright's initials penciled in the bottom right corner on the surface of the drawing and two of these three also have a pencil note identifying the subject, bottom center. Items vary in size but average around 5 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. Items also vary in degree of completion.
Call Number (Hamnet): 
ART Box W951 no.132 (size S)