Charles Dickens as Captain Bobadil in 'Every man in his humour'

Print
mid 19th century (printed)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Lithograph on paper
Brief Description
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.
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.
Dimensions
  • Cut height: 41.5cm
  • Cut width: 51.7cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
'C. R. Leslie R.A. Pinxt. M. & N. Hanhart, Lith. Printers. T. H. Maguire. Proof before letter' (Lettered)
Production
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
Subjects depicted
Literary Reference<i>Every man in his humour</i> by Ben Jonson.
Collection
Accession Number
24621

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record createdFebruary 14, 2008
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