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Folger holdings ID: 336436
Artist: FSL has a letter from Cruikshank to J. Hogg, offering to show a picture from Merry Wives of Windsor [call number Y.c. 686 (4)] Cruikshank drew several subjects from Merry Wives which were used as illustrations to Brough's Life of Falstaff History: This drawing was not executed as an illustration to Brough's work and is not listed in Reid's Catalogue of Cruikshank's Work. Apparently it was not etched or published Provenance: Item was purchased by the Folgers from the sale of the collection of Samuel Henry Austin, held by the American Art Association, April 23-24, 1917. According to the catalog of the sale, the item was originally part of a bound volume of Cruikshank drawings, formerly owned by John B. Gough and purchased, by Austin, from the collection of C.D. Borden. Drawing was no.287 in the sales catalog Title taken from note on drawing. The figure of Slender is half outlined in ink, otherwise the drawing is all pencil. Signed in ink in the lower right corner This record contains unverified data from old cards and may contain incorrect or incomplete text. Please consult Curator for assistance
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depiction: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
former owner: Austin, Samuel Henry, 1846?-1916
former owner: Borden, C. D.
former owner: Gough, John B. (John Bartholomew), 1817-1886