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John Faed
Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

1851

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This compelling work is a fine example of nineteenth century anecdotal painting. The genre quality and readily understandable character of such paintings allowed the viewer to associate the figures with a specific time and place, thus enhancing the relevance of the work. “Shakespeare and his Contemporaries,” or, as it also is called, “Shakespeare and His Friends at the Mermaid Tavern” was painted in 1851, the year Faed was made a Royal Scottish Academician (or elected to full membership). It proved to be an extremely popular painting and was very instrumental in helping to establish Faed’s reputation as one of Scotland’s foremost literary painters. It was widely circulated throughout Scotland through an engraving of the painting created by Faed’s younger brother, James (1821-1911), who was an accomplished mezzotint engraver. A copy of the engraving is still in the collection of the Corcoran Gallery, along with a pen and wash drawing in which all of the sitters are identified. This drawing and the research it entailed were the work of William MacLeod, the first curator of the Corcoran. Reading from left to right the individuals are Joshua Sylvester (1563-1618), John Selden (1584-1654), William Camden (1551-1623), Francis Beaumont (1584-1616), Thomas Sackville, Earl of Dorset (1536-1608), John Fletcher (1579-1625), Francis Bacon (1561-1626), Ben Jonson (1572-1637), Samuel Daniel (1562-1619), John Donne (1572-1631), William Shakespeare (1564-1616), Walter Ralegh (1553?-1618), Henry Wriothesley, Earl of Southhampton (1573-1624), Sir Robert Bruce Cotton (1571-1631) and Thomas Dekker (1572-1632).

Details

  • Artist
    John Faed (1820 - 1902, Scottish)
  • Creation Year
    1851
  • Medium
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Period
  • Dimensions
    H 61.5 in. x W 75 in.H 156.21 cm x W 190.5 cm
  • Gallery Location
    New Orleans, LA
  • Reference Number
    LU56711924983
  • More Editions & Sizes
    Price: $225,000
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