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Print - Charles Dickens as Captain Bobadil in 'Every man in his humour'
  • Charles Dickens as Captain Bobadil in 'Every man in his humour'
    Maguire, Thomas Herbert, born 1821 - died 1895
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Charles Dickens as Captain Bobadil in 'Every man in his humour'

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    mid 19th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Maguire, Thomas Herbert, born 1821 - died 1895 (lithographer)
    Leslie, Charles Robert (R.A.), born 1794 - died 1859 (artist)
    M. & N. Hanhart (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:

    24621

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 11, box A

Physical description

Whole-length portrait, seated on a bench and turned to right, with left hand raised in the act of speaking to "Tib" (name of the actress not known), who stands in a doorway on the right. On the wall hangs a sword, a hat placed on the bench next to the sitter and a jug and bowl on the ground to right.

Place of Origin

London (printed)

Date

mid 19th century (printed)

Artist/maker

Maguire, Thomas Herbert, born 1821 - died 1895 (lithographer)
Leslie, Charles Robert (R.A.), born 1794 - died 1859 (artist)
M. & N. Hanhart (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'C. R. Leslie R.A. Pinxt. M. & N. Hanhart, Lith. Printers. T. H. Maguire. Proof before letter'
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 41.5 cm cut, Width: 51.7 cm cut

Descriptive line

Portrait of Charles Dickens as Captain Bobadil in Ben Jonson's 'Every man in his humour'. Lithograph by T. H. Maguire after C. R. Leslie, mid-19th century.

Production Note

Dickens played the character of Captain Bobadil.in 1845-1847 and 1850, so the print was probably made around this time.

Attribution note: India proof before letters

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Bowl; Actor; Sword; Writer; Jug

Categories

Portraits; Prints; Dickens

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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