Mr. Buckstone as Launcelot Gobbo.
Portrait of John Baldwin Buckstone, (1802-1879), actor, theatre manager; full-length, standing in costume, in the role of Launcelot Gobbo, acting out lines from Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice", looking at his right palm.
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[s.l.] : [s.n.] ; [between ca. 1823 and 1853].
Ornaments frame either side of the image.
Quote from Shakespeare's play "The Merchant of Venice", Act 2, Scene 2: "I cannot get a service, no! I have ne'er a tongue / in my head. - Well (looking on his plam), if any man / in Italy have a fairer table, which doth offer to / swear upon a book I shall have good fortune. Go to, / here's a simple line of life! here's a small trifle of wives:"
Physical description: 1 print : engraving ; image 14.5 x 11 cm., sheet 26 x 19.5 cm..
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