Collection title devised by cataloger
Both items are labeled with the play title in pencil in the lower right corner of the backing to which they have been glued. The first item is initialed 'JMW. in pencil in the lower right corner of the watercolor which bleeds off the edges of the paper on which it is painted. It measures 7 1/16 x 4 13/16 in. The second item is unsigned and is painted as a vignette with the edges of the design shading off into the unpainted margins of the paper. The paper measures 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in
History: ART Box W951 no.141 is similar in design to a set of watercolors by Wright. See record under Wright for 'Illustrations to Shakespeare - large vignettes'
Provenance: Items were formerly part of ART Inventory 289 (no.30,89), a collection of 122 Shakespearean watercolors most of which are attributed to Wright. For provenance information see entry under Wright for 'Masquerade'
Subject: Both drawings illustrate Act IV, Sc. 3 of Love's labour's lost. The first pictures a man, possibly the King, leaning against a tree reading a letter. A cupid is pictured in the branches of the tree above the man and a stringed instrument is on the ground at left. In the second picture the man is standing in front of the tree and rather than a cupid in the branches, there is a man in the tree. No musical instrument is pictured
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Extended title: [A scene from Love's labour's lost - act IV, sc. 3] [John Wright]