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Oil painting - Scene from Ben Jonson's <font -i>Every Man in His Humour</font -i> (Act II, Scene I)
  • Scene from Ben Jonson's Every Man in His Humour (Act II, Scene I)
    Maclise, Daniel RA, born 1806 - died 1870
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Scene from Ben Jonson's Every Man in His Humour (Act II, Scene I)

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, painted)

  • Date:

    1847-1848 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Maclise, Daniel RA, born 1806 - died 1870 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    oil on canvas

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by John Forster

  • Museum number:

    F.20

  • Gallery location:

    Paintings, Room 82, The Edwin and Susan Davies Galleries, case WEST WALL

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.

Physical description

Oil painting

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, painted)

Date

1847-1848 (painted)

Artist/maker

Maclise, Daniel RA, born 1806 - died 1870 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

oil on canvas

Dimensions

Height: 63.5 cm estimate, Width: 52.7 cm estimate, Height: 85 cm frame dimensions, Width: 75 cm frame dimensions, Depth: 7 cm frame dimensions

Object history note

Bequeathed by John Forster, 1876

Descriptive line

Oil painting, 'Scene from Ben Jonson's Every Man in his Humour', Daniel Maclise, 1847-1848

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

Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, Ronald Parkinson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1990, pp. 80-81

Materials

Oil paint; Canvas

Techniques

Oil painting

Categories

Marriage; Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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