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Tile - Antony and Cleopatra IV.IV
  • Antony and Cleopatra IV.IV
    Smith, John Moyr, born 1839 - died 1912
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Antony and Cleopatra IV.IV

  • Object:

    Tile

  • Place of origin:

    Staffordshire (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1880 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Smith, John Moyr, born 1839 - died 1912 (designed)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glazed earthenware

  • Credit Line:

    Harry R. Beard Collection, given by Isobel Beard

  • Museum number:

    S.915-1981

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Minton tile printed in underglaze black with an image of an incident in Antony and Cleopatra, Act IV, scene iv. Mounted in a wooden frame with four tiles from the same Minton Shakespeare series illustrating incidents from Cymbeline, Act II, scene ii; King Lear, Act V, scene iii, The Taming of the Shrew, Act IV, scene iii, and Troilus and Cressida, Act IV, scene ii. Designed by John Moyr Smith (1839-1912).

Physical description

Square encaustic tile decorated in underglaze black with triangular decorative pattern in each corner surrounding a central image within a roundel depicting Act IV, scene IV of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. Entitled above the image: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA IV.IV. Mounted in a wooden frame with four tiles from the same Minton Shakespeare series.

Place of Origin

Staffordshire (made)

Date

ca.1880 (made)

Artist/maker

Smith, John Moyr, born 1839 - died 1912 (designed)

Materials and Techniques

Glazed earthenware

Dimensions

Height: 15.1 cm tile, Width: 15.3 cm tile, Height: 18 cm frame, Width: 79.2 cm frame, Depth: 2.7 cm frame

Descriptive line

Minton tile printed with an image of an incident in Act IV, scene iv, of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. Designed by John Moyr Smith (1839-1912)

Materials

Earthenware; Glaze

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Ceramics; Tiles; Scotland

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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