Lean and Slippered Pantaloon

Description (Brief)
The character shown in the signed pen and pencil drawing has been misidentified as Shallow rather than “The lean & slippered pantaloon," one of the seven ages of man discussed in Jacques’ famous soliloquy from Act II of Shakespeare’s As You Like It. The illustration is one of a group made by Darley for his gallery of Shakespearean illustrations, which were published by J. M. Stoddart in New York and Philadelphia. For a similar drawing see the website of the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Currently not on view
Object Name
original artist
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr
Physical Description
graphite (overall material)
pen (overall material)
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
sheet: 36.5 cm x 25.5 cm; 14 3/8 in x 10 1/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Ferris Collection
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Ferris Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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