Creation Date

2016-09-07

Era

1800-1900

Medium

Engraving

Dimensions

7 x 10.75, 14 x 17.5 (in frame)

Credit Line

Long-term Loan from the Estate of Boris Blick, 2015

Accession Number

2015.37

Creator Biography

Sir John Gilbert, British, born in Surrey, England, 1817-1897. G. Greatbach.

Description

In this finely done engraving, Shylock, the principal antagonist from Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, is seen leaving the court after his trial, arms raised in frustration and defeat. Children run after him and taunt him, as citizens confer in the background.

Provenance

From Gilbert's illustration to Shakespeare's "Merchant of Vencie" done in 1866

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Keywords

british print, engraving, the merchant of venice, sir john gilbert, g. greatbach, 2015.37

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