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.

Original Artist: Darley, Felix Octavius Carr

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Theater


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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.16625Catalog Number: 16625Accession Number: 119780

Object Name: drawing

Physical Description: graphite (overall material)pen (overall material)ink (overall material)paper (overall material)Measurements: sheet: 36.5 cm x 25.5 cm; 14 3/8 in x 10 1/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-1d92-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1388354

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