Painting of The Merry Wives of Windsor attributed to John Calcott Horsley
English, 19th Century
Frame: Height 97.5cm, width 74cm, depth 7cm
Panel: Height 78cm, width 54cm, depth 0.5cm
This fine oil on panel painting is attributed to the English artist John Calcott Horsley. The painting depicts Anne Page and Master Slender, two characters in Shakespeare’s play The Merry Wives of Windsor. The figures are executed in a fluid and precise manner, the style of which is typical of Victorian art. Their costume is historicising, as is their architectural setting. The painting is contained within a carved giltwood frame.