Piper, David. Notes of Shakespeare Portraits at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, made November 1962 [typescript]: no. 8
Folger bibliographic ID: 128714
Pressly, W.L. Paintings in the Folger Shakespeare Library: 172a-c
Folger call number: FPs14
Folger holdings ID: 230220
3 in frame
172a: Signed and dated above the left hand: "Geo. Henry Hall / '94."
172b: Signed and dated above left hand: "Geo. Henry Hall / 1891 [or 1894?]"
172c: Signed and dated above right hand: "Geo. Henry Hall / '93 [or 1894?." (The last digits of the dates in this work and no. 172b are difficult to cipher. Since the "4" is clearly legible in 172A, the presumption is that all three panels may date to this year, as they appear to have been done at the same time.)
Related works: Two drawings: 3 February 1896, 19 3/8 x 15 1/8 in., and 13 February 1896, 19 5/16 x 15 1/16 in.; 1896 painting at Stratford, 50 x 40 in. (For replica of this last picture, see no. D28.)
Also available as a digital reproduction
When and how Folger acquired these pieces is not known
Provenance: In the possession of John Anderson, Jr., as of 1914; sold to Winston H. Hagen by 1916
Title from Pressly
Exhibited: New York, Grolier Club, "Catalogue of an Exhibition Illustrative of the TExt of Shakespeare's Plays as Published in Edited Editions," 1916, no. 431a
Also known as
Extended title: Shakespeare composing while looking outward; Shakespeare composing while looking up to his right; Shakespeare composing while looking up to his left Geo. Henry Hall / 1894?