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On display at V&A South Kensington
Paintings, Room 82, The Edwin and Susan Davies Galleries

Scene from Ben Jonson's Every Man in His Humour (Act II, Scene I)

Oil Painting
1847-1848 (painted)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Maclise took this scene from Ben Jonson's play Every Man in his Humour (1601). John Forster and Charles Dickens, both friends of the artist, performed in an amateur production of the play in 1845. This painting shows Forster in the character of the merchant Kitely (whose 'humour' or characteristic is jealousy) with his young and pretty wife.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
oil on canvas
Brief Description
Oil painting, 'Scene from Ben Jonson's Every Man in his Humour', Daniel Maclise, 1847-1848
Physical Description
Oil painting
Dimensions
  • Estimate height: 63.5cm
  • Estimate width: 52.7cm
  • Frame dimensions height: 85cm
  • Frame dimensions width: 75cm
  • Frame dimensions depth: 7cm
Dimensions taken from Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, Ronald Parkinson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1990
Styles
Credit line
Bequeathed by John Forster
Object history
Bequeathed by John Forster, 1876
Subject depicted
Literary Reference'Every Man in His Humour' (Act II, Scene I) Ben Jonson, first performed 1598
Summary
Maclise took this scene from Ben Jonson's play Every Man in his Humour (1601). John Forster and Charles Dickens, both friends of the artist, performed in an amateur production of the play in 1845. This painting shows Forster in the character of the merchant Kitely (whose 'humour' or characteristic is jealousy) with his young and pretty wife.
Bibliographic Reference
Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, Ronald Parkinson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1990, pp. 80-81
Collection
Accession Number
F.20

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record createdMarch 26, 2003
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