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Drawing
  • Drawing
    Mortimer, John Hamilton, born 1740 - died 1779
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Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    second half of 18th century (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mortimer, John Hamilton, born 1740 - died 1779 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    drawn with the pen

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.629

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 27, box A

Physical description

Study of Shylock; from Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice; The face in three-quarters to the right, with scales under his arm; Drawn with the pen; Inscribed, Belonged to Mr. Lambert, who had it from Steers, the executor of Mortimer.

Place of Origin

England (possibly, drawn)

Date

second half of 18th century (drawn)

Artist/maker

Mortimer, John Hamilton, born 1740 - died 1779 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

drawn with the pen

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed, Belonged to Mr. Lambert, who had it from Steers, the executor of Mortimer.

Dimensions

Height: 13.3 in, Width: 10.2 in

Object history note

Mortimer etched an oval print of this design in 1776, the reverse way of the drawing.
Inscribed Belonged to Mr. Lambert, who had it from Steers, the executor of Mortimer.

Descriptive line

Mortimer, John Hamilton; Study of Shylock; from Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice'; The face in three-quarters to the right, with scales under his arm; Drawn with the pen; English School; Second half of 18th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.

Materials

Paper; Pen

Techniques

Drawing (image-making)

Subjects depicted

Scales; Man

Categories

Drawings; Shakespeare

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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