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Queen Elizabeth Viewing the Performance of The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Globe Theatre

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Date:

    1840 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    David Scott, born 1806 - died 1849 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on canvas

  • Museum number:

    S.511-1985

  • Gallery location:

    Theatre & Performance, room 103, case 1, shelf B

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Date

1840 (painted)

Artist/maker

David Scott, born 1806 - died 1849 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

Height: 185 cm, Width: 275 cm

Descriptive line

Painting entitled "Queen Elizabeth Viewing the Performance of The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Globe Theatre", David Scott, 1840.

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

Ashton, Geoffrey. Catalogue of Paintings at the Theatre Museum, London. ed. James Fowler, London : Victoria and Albert Museum, 1992. 224p. ill. ISBN 1851771026

Labels and date

QUEEN ELIZABETH I WATCHING THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR AT THE GLOBE THEATRE
1840

This painting is based on the legend that Shakespeare
was commanded to write The Merry Wives of Windsor so that Queen Elizabeth could see Falstaff in love. Although Elizabeth I never actually attended a public playhouse,
the artist shows her at the Globe in the company of well-known historical figures, including Ben Jonson, Francis Drake, Walter Raleigh and Shakespeare himself.

Oil on canvas
Painted by David Scott (1806-49)
Museum no. S.511-1985
[March 2014]

Subjects depicted

Elizabeth I (Queen of England and Wales); Shakespeare, William; Raleigh, Walter (Sir); Harrington, James (Sir,); Leicester, Robert Dudley (Earl of); Essex, Robert Devereux (2nd Earl of); Dorset, Thomas Sackville (1st Earl of); Dee, John (Dr)

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Paintings

Collection code

T&P

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