Folger call number: ART Vol. a42 boxed (after p.183)
Folger holdings ID: 341581
This record contains unverified data from old cards and may contain incorrect or incomplete text. Please consult Curator for assistance A tissue has been tipped in between the item and the printed text. In ink, on the tissue paper, the artist and title have been noted. Item is signed in lower left corner Artist: Laurens is noted as a genre painter and illustrator. He was the son of Jean Paul Laurens and the brother of Jean Pierre. Laurens is credited for illustrating the works of Daudet and Anatole France History: Drawing may have been done as an illustration design but no edition or play illustrated by Laurens is listed in major bibliographic reference sources Subject: Drawing depicts the scene commonly referred to as 'Falstaff in the buck basket'. Mistress Page and Mistress Quickly are busy covering Falstaff with laundry to disguise him Provenance: Drawing has been inlaid and tipped into a French translation of selected Shakespeare plays. For complete provenance and volume information see card for 'Lami, Eugene Louis. Scenes from Shakespeare plays.'
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former owner: Meyer, Arthur, 1844-1924