George Dalziel

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George Dalziel
1815-1902
Anne Page and Slender
1854
Watercolor over graphite, on paper.
4 15/16 x 7 inches (126 x 179 mm); mounted on sheet: 14 x 10 1/16 inches (355 x 255 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.2104:7
Provenance: 
From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
Bibliography: 

Ray, Gordon N. The illustrator and the book in England from 179-1914. New York : Oxford University Press, 1976, p. 92.

Notes: 

Attribution from accompanying cover sheet.
Drawing illustrates a passage from Act 1, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's "Merry wives of Windsor" (Anne Page. "Will't please your worship to come in, sir?" Slender. "No I thank you, forsooth, heartily; I am very well."
Forms part of the portfolio of 11 drawings entitled, "Shreds from Shakespeare Illustrated by Members of the Crayon Club", dated 1854 (see 1986.2104).

Summary: 

Drawing shows Anne Page standing in the doorway of her home, addressing Slender, who stands with his back to her; behind her, in the house's interior, a servant carries a platter of food, and another figure (probably intended to represent Simple) stands at far left.

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Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.

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