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Falstaff Playing King.

Object Number: 
ca. 1834
Oil on canvas
Overall: 35 1/2 x 28 1/2 in. ( 90.2 x 72.4 cm ) Framed: 41 1/2 × 34 1/2 × 2 1/2 in. (105.4 × 87.6 × 6.4 cm)
Gallery Label: 
Flagg's painting is based on the play King Henry the Fourth by Master William Shakespeare (1564-1616), part 1, act 2, scene 4.
"Miscellaneous Notices of The Fine Arts, Literature, Science, The Drama, etc.," The American Monthly Magazine III, May 1, 1834, p. 207. "The National Academy," The New-York Mirror: A Weekly Journal, Devoted to Literature and the Fine Arts, Vol. 11, May 10, 1834, p. 355. "National Academy of Design," The Evening Post, [New York], May 23, 1834, p. 2. Koke, Richard J., American Landscape and Genre Paintings in the New York Historical Society, Vol. I, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1982, p. 28 Foshay, Ella M., Mr. Luman Reed's Picture Gallery: A Pioneer Collection of American Art, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1990, pp. 152-3.
Credit Line: 
Gift of The New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts
Luman Reed, d. 1836; Mrs. Luman Reed, New York, 1836-44; New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts, 1844-58.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group