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Inspiration of the Infant Shakspeare, (painting)

Artist:
Kauffman, Angelica
Subject:
Shakespeare, William
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
This truly poetical conception is embodied by a representation of Fancy, as a beautiful female, with wings on her head, and arrayed in a rich flowing robe, seated against a broad hill on the banks of the Avon, with the infant bard beside her. Her left hand gently supports him, while her right is raised with a gesture of earnestness invoking attention. The gifted boy's arms are stretched out towards his tutelar genius, and his face is uplifted to hers with a yearning expression full of tenderness and devotion. At his feet lies the shepherd's crook, with the masks of Tragedy and Comedy, and on the left are trees and mountains in the distance. This picture was one of the late Mr. Peter Smith's collection, and was once exhibited with others at the old Academy of Fine Arts. [P. 5.]
A Descriptive Catalogue of a small Collection of Cabinet Paintings, in the possession of an Amateur. Charleston: Printed by Second Steam Miller, 1851.
Topic:
Figure female
History--Arts & Sciences--Literature
Portrait male--Child
Allegory--Other--Imagination
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Drama
Control number:
AECI 03490007
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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