School of Art
Drawings and Water Colours / WD93
Two sketches of theatrical scenes
Ink and watercolour on thin laid paper, mounted on khaki laid paper
210 x 135 mm.
Bequest: George Powell 1882
An inscription reads "Sir J. Reynold's Dramatick Subjects." The upper sketch is a copy of The Death of Cardinal Beaufort (1377–1447) by Joshua Reynolds (taken from Shakespeare's 'Henry VI', Part II, Act III, Scene iii). Versions of the painting are at Petworth House and Dulwich Picture Gallery and there a copy at the The Holburne Museum, Bath. The lower drawing appears to be a copy of Reynolds' painting 'Count Ugolino and his Children in the Dungeon' 1770-73 at Knole in Kent.
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Two sketches of theatrical scenes. The upper sketch depicts a standing figure who raises her? arms above a sleeping man in a bed. The lower sketch depicts a bearded man seated besides two reclining figures in a prison cell / asylum? Sketchily drawn in outline in pen and ink with wash and red watercolour for tone