List of deaccessioned paintings

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The contents of the following table derives from A catalogue of paintings in the Folger Shakespeare Library : "as imagination bodies forth" by William L. Pressly.[1] Pressly created his catalog to enumerate and illuminate the rich collection of paintings in the art collection at the Folger Shakespeare Library. These paintings in particular were the focus of "Appendix III: Deaccessioned Paintings" in Pressly's catalogue.

For the full list of paintings at the Folger, visit the article List of paintings at the Folger in the Pressly Catalogue.

History

The following paragraphs are reproduced from Pressly's catalogue to give sufficient background of the history of the paintings that were deaccessioned from the Folger.

In the early 1960s, Louis B. Wright, the director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, undertook to deaccession paintings in order to make room for more storage space. Three pictures were sold to Amherst College in 1961 and in the following year thirty-eight to Lincoln Kirstein, who was negotiating for the American Shakespeare Festival Theatre and Academy in Stratford, Connecticut (abbreviated in the entries as ASFTA). In these transactions the Library lost a number of fine paintings and sculptures, but the works were sold to institutions that were better able to make them accessible to the public, the Library having limited space for exhibition. The later financial collapse of the American Shakespeare Festival Theatre and the subsequent dispersal of its collection could not then have been foreseen.
In March, 1964, at least nineteen mroe paintings along with numerous other objects were shipped to Parke Bernet Galleries in New York for auction. Thse works were inferior to the earlier deaccessioned paintings. In fact, only the Buchels were sold by Parke Bernet, the remainder going to Coleman Galleries. The works that were not disposed of there were then passed on again to an antique shop on Third Avenue. The two paintings (D28 and D67) purchased by Professor Louis Marder of Kent STate University in February 1964 were ones that had already been set aside for the Parke Bernet shipment.
A few paintings have unaccountably disappeared from the colleciton. The majority of these were presumably disposed of soon after the Library's founding, when no records of such transactions were being kept.[2]

Two paintings subsequently have returned to the Folger, D25 and D29, detailed in The Collation article Return of the prodigal paintings. When known, the table indicates where a given deaccessioned painting now resides and links to its collection page.


Deaccessioned paintings

Pressly number Artist Title Year Physical Description Provenance Disposition Location or Image
D1 Joseph Barney (1751-1829) Prospero, Miranda, and Ferdinand ( The Tempest I.2) 1788 Oil on canvas, 39 1/4 x 51 1/2 in. Bought from A. Betts, ESq., London, through Maggs, February 1927, ₤35 plus 10 percent commission. Sold to ASFTA, February 1962; Sold to Parke Bernet, 15 January 1976, lot 37, repr., $275
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D2 Hillary Bell (1857-1903) Charles Fisher as Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor 1886 Oil painting, 35 x 35 in. Augustin Daly sale, Anderson Galleries, 27 November 1912, lot 67, $55 plus 10 percent commission, George D. Smith acting as agent. Parke Bernet shipment, March 1964; Coleman Auction Galleries, 15-16 April 1964, lot 14, $25
D3 Charles A. Buchel (1872-1950) Basil Gill as Ferdinand ( The Tempest) 1901-1904 Oil painting, approximately 15 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree sale, Phillips, 13 September 1924, lot 206; bought from Michelmore, October 1921, ₤200, in a group of three. Parke Bernet shipment, sold Park Bernet, 21 May 1954, $30 for three
D4 Charles A. Buchel (1872-1950) Lionel Brough as Trinculo ( The Tempest) 1901-1904 Oil painting, approximately 15 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree sale, Phillips, lot 201; Michelmore catalogue Shakespeareana Illustrated, [1923?], no. 27, purchased January 1923, one of seven items for ₤400. Parke Bernet shipment, March 1964, sold Parke Bernet, 21 May 1964, lot 122, $35 for five
D5 Charles A. Buchel (1872-1950) Louis Calvert as Stephano ( The Tempest) 1901-1904 Oil painting, approximately 15 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree sale, Phillips, lot 208; Michelmore catalogue Shakespeareana Illustrated, [1923?], no. 28, purchased January 1923, one of seven items for ₤400. Parke Bernet shipment, March 1964, sold Parke Bernet, 21 May 1964, lot 122, $35 for five
D6 Charles A. Buchel (1872-1950) D. Lyn Harding as Antonio ( The Tempest) 1901-1904 Oil painting, approximately 15 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree sale, Phillips, lot 203; bought from Michelmore, October 1921, ₤200, in a group of three. Parke Bernet shipment, March 1964, sold Parke Bernet, 21 May 1964, lot 124, $30 for three
D7 Charles A. Buchel (1872-1950) William Haviland as Prospero ( The Tempest) 1901-1904 Oil painting, approximately 15 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree sale, Phillips, lot 202; bought from Michelmore, January 1922, ₤65. Folger case number: 1002, Parke Bernet shipment, March 1964, sold Parke Bernet, 21 May 1964, lot 124, $30 for three
D8 Charles A. Buchel (1872-1950) Prospero's Cave (Scene from The Tempest) 1901-1904 Oil painting, approximately 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree sale, Phillips, lot 199; Michelmore catalogue Shakespeareana Illustrated, [1923?], no. 29, purchased May 1923, ₤22. Parke Bernet shipment, March 1924, sold Parke Bernet, 21 May 1964, lot 122, $35 for five
D9 Charles A. Buchel (1872-1950) A Wood (Scene from The Tempest) 1901-1904 Oil painting, approximately 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. Folger case number: 1002, Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree sale, Phillips, lot 176; bought from Michelmore, October 1921, ₤200, in a group of three. There is no record of its being part of Parke Bernet shipment, but it is no longer in the collection.
D10 Charles A. Buchel (1872-1950) Norman Forbes as Sir Andrew Aguecheek ( Twelfth Night) 1901-1904 Oil painting, approximately 15 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree sale, Phillips, lot 176; bought from Michelmore, October 1921, ₤22. Parke Bernet shipment, March 1964, sold Parke Bernet, 21 May 1964, lot 122, $35 for five
D11 Charles A. Buchel (1872-1950) Miss Zeffie Tilbury as Maria ( Twelfth Night) 1901-1904 Oil painting, approximately 15 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree sale, Phillips, lot 178; Michelmore catalogue Shakespeareana Illustrated, [1923?], no. 26, purchased May 1923, ₤22. Folger case number: 1002, Parke Bernet shipment, March 1964, sold Parke Bernet, 21 May 1964, lot 122, $35 for five
D12 Charles William Campbell (1855-1887) Ellen Terry as Ophelia (Hamlet) Oil on canvas, 32 x 16 in. Henry Irving sale, Christie's, 16 December 1905, lot 112, 10 guineas ($75), as by C. C. Campbell. Sold to ASFTA, February 1962; sold Sotheby Parke Bernet, 15 January 1976, lot 72, $160
D13 John Cawse (1779-1862) Falstaff Choosing His Recruits (Henry IV, Part 2 III.2) ca. 1818 Oil on canvas, 25 1/4 x 33 1/4 in. Parsons, January 1928, ₤30.10.0. Sold to ASFTA, February 1962 Yale Center for British Art
D14 Alonzo Chappel (1828-1887) Portrait of Shakespeare 1858 Oil painting, 14 x 15 1/2 in. (Folger card file); 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. (1976 sale catalogue) Folger case file: 1311, Case number: 1311; Commissioned by Moncure D. Conway, sold to Folger by his son Eustace Conway through Thomas F. Madigan, October 1923, $175 Sold to ASTFA, February 1962; Sotheby Parke Bernet, 15 January 1976 kit 76, as Shakespeare with His Dog, $400
D15 George Clint (1770-1854) Edmund Kean as Richard III Oil painting, 27 x 23 in. Folger case file: 1709, Parsons, March 1929, $190. In 1950, Maurice Block listed this work as not found [no. 30]
D16 George Clint (1770-1854), attributed A Scene from John Howard Payne's "The Merry Monarch" (Formerly Madame Vestris and John Philip Kemble in The Taming of the Shrew IV.3) Oil on canvas, 24 x 17 1/2 in. Folger case file: 1709, Parsons, September 1927, ₤50. Sold to ASFTA, February 1962; sold Sotheby Parke Bernet, 15 January 1976, lot 77, repr., $650; sold Boothbay Theatre Museum Collection, Oliver's Auction Gallery, Kennebunk, Maine, June 22, 1990, no. 7 with new identification
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D17 William Gersham Collingwood (1854-1932) Valley of the Reykjadatsa [Reekdale] River from Deildartunga Oil painting, 10 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. Source unknown. Parke Bernet shipment, March 1964
D18 George Cruikshank (1792-1878) The First Appearance of William Shakespeare on the Stage of the Globe with Part of His Dramatic Company in 1564 1864-1865 Oil on canvas, 27 7/8 x 21 7/8 in. Folger case file: 1380, Woodin; Parke Bernet, 6-7 January 1942, lot 179; Maggs, cat. 429, $225. Sold to ASFTA, February 1962; Yale Center for British Art, 1975 Yale Center for British Art
D19 George Cruikshank (1792-1878) Falstaff at Herne's Oak (The Merry Wives of Windsor V.5) 1857 Oil painting, 36 x 48 in. Folger case file: 1619, Purchased from Walter T. Spenser, London, February 1920, by George D. Smith; acquired by Folger from R. J. C. Lingel, president, George D. Smith Book Co., December 1926, $1,000. Sold to ASFTA, February 1962; Yale Center for British Art, 1975 Yale Center for British Art
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D20 George Cruikshank (1792-1878) Touchstone and Audrey (As You Like It III.3) 1856 Oil on canvas, 27 x 22 in. Fifth Avenue Auction Room, 13 February 1909, no. 885, $71.50, Smith acting as agent. Sold to ASFTA, Februrary 1962; sold Sotheby Parke Bernet, 15 January 1976, lot 86, repr. $600
D21 Thomas Francis Dicksee (1819-1895) Ophelia (Hamlet III.1) 1875 Oil on canvas, 38 x 25 in. Michelmore catalogue Shakespeareana Illustrated, [1923?], repr. in color, $500 (asking price had been ₤200; presumably reduced to ₤125). Folger case file: 1927, Sold to Amherst College, February 1961, $300 Amherst College
D22 Thomas Francis Dicksee (1819-1895), or Sir Frank Dicksee (1853-1928) Othello and Desdemona (Othello V.2) Oil on canvas, 44 x 66 in. Folger case file: 1927, Michelmore, July 1929, ₤50, as by T.F. Dicksee. Sold to ASFTA, February 1962, as by T.F. Dicksee; Sotheby Parke Bernet, 15 January 1976, lot 93, as by Frank Dicksee, repr. $1,400
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D23 Thomas Francis Dicksee (1819-1895), or Sir Frank Dicksee (1853-1928) Juliet and the Friar (Romeo and Juliet IV.1) 1881 Oil on canvas, 31 x 37 in. Folger case file: 1927, Maggs, 1926, cat. no. 250, repr. pl. XLIX, as by T.F. Dicksee, ₤60 (asking price), $270 (payment recorded in Folger file). Sold to ASFTA, February 1962, as by T.F. Dicksee; sold Sotheby Parke Bernet, 15 January 1976, lot 92, as by Frank Dicksee, repr., $550
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D24 Harold Dunbar (b.1882) Viola Allen as Viola in Twelfth Night 1905 Oil painting, 27 1/2 x 43 1/2 in. Presented by Charles W. Allen, 13 July 1948. Parke Bernet shipment, March 1964; sold Coleman Auction Galleries, 15-16 April 1964, lot 15, $25
D25 G[eorge?] Francis (fl. late 18th, early 19th centuries) David Garrick as King Lear (King Lear III.5) 1810 Oil on canvas, 17 1/2 x 22 in. Schatzki, January 1945, $180. Sold to ASFTA, February 1962; Sotheby Parke Bernet, 15 January 1976, lot 97, repr., $250; Reacquired by Folger in 2012 Folger Shakespeare Library
D26a William Henry Freeman (fl. 1839-75) Recto: Scene from Hamlet I.4 Folger case file: 1388
D26b William Henry Freeman (fl. 1839-75) Verso: Study of Falstaff 1840 Oil on cardboard, 12 x 14 in. Case number: 1388, Maggs, 5 February 1925, $145 In 1950, Maurice Block listed this work as not found [no. 56]
D27 Albert Goodwin (1845-1932) Before the Cell of Prospero (The Tempest I.2) 1908 Gouache and oil, 21 x 30 1/2 in. Michelmore, June 1928, ₤150 (asking price). Sold to ASFTA, February 1962; Sotheby Parke Bernet, 15 January 1976, no. 103, repr. $450
D28 George Henry Hall (1825-1913) Portrait of Shakespeare 1896 (original) Oil replica (?) of the painting, 56 1/2 x 47 in. Jennie Brownscombe, New York, January 1916, $95 (price included two crayon studies of head of Shakespeare). Sold to Louis Marder, Kent State University, February 1964, $200
D29 William Hamilton (1750/1-1801) Brabantio's Accusation Against Othello (Othello I.3) Oil on panel, 24 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. Folger case file: 1838, Parsons, September 1928, ₤45 less 10 percent. Sold to ASFTA, February 1962; reacquired by Folger in 2012 Folger Shakespeare Library
D30 William Hamilton (1750/1-1801) The First Meeting of Romeo and Juliet (Romeo and Juliet I.5) Oil on canvas, 25 x 30 in. Parsons, September 1927, 40 guineas. Sold to ASFTA, February 1962; Sotheby Parke Bernet, 15 January 1976, lot 108, repr., $600
D31 William Hamilton, attributed Hero and Ursula with Beatrice Listening in the Garden (Much Ado About Nothing III.1) Oil on canvas, 22 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. Folger case file: 1725, Maggs, March 1925, £105, for this and no. 50. Sold to ASFTA, February 1962; Sotheby Parke Bernet, 15 January 1976, lot 111, $125
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D32 George Henry Harlow (1787-1819) The Court Scene for the Trial of Queen Katharine (Henry VIII II.4) Oil on canvas, 29 x 38 1/2 in. Case no. 1852; Parsons, October 1928, £42.14.6. Sold to ASFTA, February 1962; Sotheby Parke Bernet, 15 January 1976, lot 114, $150
D33 William Salter Herrick (fl. 1852-1880) Othello Taking Leave of Desdemona (Othello, I.1) 1876 Oil on canvas, 20 x 16 in. Folger case file: 2032, Michelmore catalogue Shakespeareana Illustrated, [1923?], no. 41, repr. in color; bought by Folger, July 1926, $375. Sold to ASFTA, February 1962; sold Sotheby Parke Bernet, 15 January 1976, lot 123, as "Look to Her Moor" (I, 3), repr., $225
D34 William Salter Herrick (fl. 1852-1880) Look to Her Moor (Othello I.3) 1860 Oil on canvas, 41 x 35 in. Folger case file: 2033, Michelmore, February 1930, £75. Sold to ASFTA, February 1962; sold Sotheby Parke Bernet, 15 January 1976, lot 122, repr. $600
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D35 William Hodges (1744-1797) Jacques and the Wounded Stag (As You Like It II.1) 1790 Oil on canvas, 36 1/4 x 48 1/2 in. Folger case file: 1603, Commissioned by Boydell for £73.10.0; sold by Christie, 17 May 1805, lot 41; bought by Sir Charles Burrell for 75 guineas; acquired by Folger from Parsons, October 1926, £40. Sold to ASFTA, Februrary 1962; Yale Center for British Art, 1976 Yale Center for British Art
D36 James Reid Lambdin (1807-1889), after Thomas Sully George Frederick Cooke as Richard III Oil painting, 96 x 59 in. Augustin Daly (on exhibit in Daly's Theatre, New York); Daly sale, Anderson Galleries, 27 November 1912, lot 73, $140 plus 10 percent commission, Smith acting as agent. Sold to ASFTA, February 1962
D37 after Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) Kemble as Hamlet Oil painting, 77 x 44 in. James Orrock sale, Christie's, 4-6 June 1904, lot 270; Viscount Leverhulme sale, Anderson Galeries, 17-19 (18) February 1926, lot 156, repr., $1200 plus 10 percent commission, Rosenbach acting as agent. Sold to ASFTA, Februrary 1962
D38 Leonard van den Kerckhove (also Kerckhoven, 1828-1898) Shakespeare, or the Glory of Great Britain Oil on canvas, 14 ft. 4 in. x 10 ft. 5 in. Folger case file: 1875, Presented to the Shakespeare Memorial, Stratford-upon-Avon, in 1881 by Capt. E. Birt Lemmon; bought by Folger, December 1928, £140, Sawyer acting as agent. Lost by 1950, when Maurice Block compiled his list of paintings in the Folger. Maurice Block listed this work as lost.
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D39 Charles Robert Leslie (1794-1859) The Dying Queen Katharine's Interview with Capucius (Henry VIII IV.2) Oil on canvas, 32 x 24 in. Commissioned by Isumbard Kingdom Brunel, the engineer; sold Christie's, April 1864; James Dugdale of Wroxall Abbey, Warwickshire; bought by Folger from Michelmore, A Catalogue of Shakespeareana, notes and preface by Falconer Madan, [1927], no. 437, £150 (asking price). Sold to Amherst College, May 1961, $1,000 (for this painting and a bust of Shakespeare by Carrière-Belleuse) Amherst College
D40 Edwin Long (1829-1891) Sir Henry Irving as Hamlet 1880 Oil on canvas, 63 x 44 in. Burdett-Coutts sale, Christie's, 5 May 1922, lot 224, ₤42 plus 10 percent commission, Rosenbach acting as agent. Sold to ASFTA, February 1962; sold Sotheby Parke Bernet, 15 January 1976, lot 129, repr., $2300
D41 Edwin Long (1829-1891) Sir Henry Irving as Richard, Duke of Gloucester 1877 Oil on canvas, 57 x 40 in. Burdett-Coutts sale, Christie's, 5 May 1922, lot 225, ₤33.12.0 plus 10 percent commission, Rosenbach acting as agent. Sold to ASFTA, February 1962; sold Sotheby Parke Bernet, 15 January 1976, lot 130, repr., $1500; Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC Bob Jones University
D42 attributed to (?), Philip James de Loutherbourg (1740-1812) Falstaff with the Body of Hotspur (Henry IV, Part 1 V.4) ca. 1786 Oil on paper, 12 x 11 1/4 in. Folger case file: 1803, Michelmore, June 1928, ₤75 (asking price), bought as by John Opie and entitled The Young Roscius (Henry West Betty) as Falstaff. Sold to ASTFA, February 1962; Yale Center for British Art, 1975 Yale Center for British Art
D43 style of Philip James de Loutherbourg Macbeth and the Witches (Macbeth I.3 Oil on canvas, 17 x 21 1/2 in. Folger case file: 1803, Parsons, May 1928, ₤40, as by de Loutherbourg. Sold to ASTFA, February 1962; sold Sotheby Parke Bernet, 15 January 1976, lot 132, repr., $175
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D44 Will H. Low (1853-1932) Rosalind Gives Orlando the Necklace (As You Like It I.2) 1899 Oil on canvas, 25 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. Property of the widow of the artist until her death; presented by Mary B. Danaher, May 1947. Sold to ASTFA, February 1962; sold Sotheby Parke Bernet, 15 January 1976, lot 135, repr., $250
D45 Will H. Low (1853-1932) Rosalind, Celia, and Orlando (As You Like It IV.1) 1899 Oil on canvas, 25 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. Danaher, 1947. Sold to ASTFA, 1962; sold Sotheby Parke Bernet, 15 January 1976, lot 134, repr., $275
D46 Will H. Low (1853-1932) Jaques and Touchstone (As You Like It V.4) 1899 Oil on canvas, 25 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. Danaher, 1947. Sold to ASTFA,1962; sold Sotheby Parke Bernet, 15 January 1976, lot 136, repr., $350
D47 Will H. Low (1853-1932) The Masque of Hymen (As You Like It V.4) 1899 Oil on canvas, 25 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. Danaher, 1947. Sold to ASTFA,1962; sold Sotheby Parke Bernet, 15 January 1976, lot 133, repr., $375
D48 William Martin (1752-ca. 1831) Iachimo in Imogen's Chamber (Cymbeline II.2) ca. 1784 Oil painting, 57 x 93 in. Folger case file: 787, Boston Museum Theatre; bought by Folger from Campbell, August 1917, $750 (Campbell catalogue of August 1917, no. 193). Sold to ASFTA, February 1962
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D49 Adolphe Monticelli (1824-1866) Lady Macbeth (Macbeth II.2) Oil on panel, 17 x 11 1/2 in. Folger case file: 1779, Purchased by John Anderson, Jr., from S. P. Avery, Sr.; sold Anderson Galleries, 12 April 1928, lot 122, bought by Folger, Wells acting as agent, $490 plus commission. Sold to ASFTA, February 1962; sold Sotheby Parke Bernet, 15 January 1976, no. 147, repr., $750
D50 John Hamilton Mortimer (?, 1740-1779) Portrait of a Man (Falstaff?) Holding Stein
D51 John Hamilton Mortimer (?, 1740-1779) Portrait of a Soldier Oil paintings, 13 x 15 1/2 in. Source unknown, possibly purchased at Evert Jansen Wendell sale, American Art Galleries, 21 October 1919, lot 4861 ("'two oil paintings attributed to Hamilton Mortimer as the originals for his Shakespeare characters,' 15 x 10 1/2 in., in old black frames"). Parke Bernet shipment, March 1964, sold as a pair of portraits of actors, Coleman Auction Galleries, 15-16 April 1964, $7.50
D52 William Page (1811-1885) Shakespeare Reading 1873 Oil painting, 65 x 39 in. On loan by George Page, the artist's son, to the East Liberty Branch of the Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh; presented to the Folger Shakespeare Library by Mrs. Pauline Page Howell, on behalf of her father, George Page, 8 July 1937. Sold to ASTFA, February 1962; sold Sotheby Parke Bernet, 15 January 1976, lot 157, $900 Smithsonian American Art Museum
D53 Rev. Matthew William Peters (1742-1814) Falstaff in the Buckbasket (The Merry Wives of Windsor III.3 Oil on canvas, 28 x 36 in. Folger case file: 1874, Parsons, January 1929, as by Peters, ₤51.15.0. Sold to ASTFA, February 1962; sold Sotheby Parke Bernet, 15 January 1976, lot 158, repr. $325
D54 Charles E. Proctor John McCullough as Virginius 1886 Oil on canvas, 54 x 36 in. Augustin Daly (on exhibit in Daly's Theatre, New York); Daly sale, Anderson Galleries, 27 November 1912, lot 72, bought by Folger, Smith acting as agent. Parke Bernet shipment, March 1964
D55 John Robinson (fl. 1848-1885) Anne Hathaway's Cottage Oil painting, 12 x 18 1/2 in. From Mrs. Folger's house? Parke Bernet shipment, March 1964, lot 144; Coleman Galleries shipment, July 1964
D56 Peter F. Rothermel (1817-1895) Portrait of Frances Anne Kemble Oil painting, 15 x 12 in. De Forest sale, Kesler Art Galleries, New York, 4 May 1922, lot 5; bought by Folger from L. A. D'Aras, April 1929, $200. Sold to ASTFA, February 1962; Paul Mellon Collection, Yale Center for British Art, 1975; Mellon sale, Sotheby's 18 November 1981, lot 142
D57 Sir Martin Archer Shee (1769-1850) Portrait of Miss Lee as Ophelia Oil painting, 96 x 57 in. Sold from the collection of the Most Hon. the Marquess Wellesley, April 1852; from the collection of F. W. Cosens, May 1890; from the collection of Asher Wertheimer, MArch 1923; Viscount Leverhulme sale, Anderson Galelries, 19 February 1926, lot 246, repr., $3200 plus 10 percent commission, Rosenbach acting as agent. Sold to ASFTA, February 1962
D58 attributed to Benjamin West (1738-1820) Coriolanus Yields to the Please of His Mother and Sister (Coriolanus V.3) 1792 Oil on canvas, 39 x 52 in. Purchased in London, 1850; Isaac N. Stebbins, Boston; Anderson Galleries, American Art Association Sale, 12 April 1928, lot 188, bought by Folger, Wells acting as agent, $500 plus commission. Sold to Amherst College, May 1961, $600
D59 Francis Wheatley (1747-1801) The Princess Showing Rosaline Her Presents from the King (Love's Labor's Lost V.2) Oil on canvas, 31 x 22 in. Commissioned by Boydell; sold by Christie, 20 May 1805, lot 13, 9 guineas; bought by Gladstone, Esq., acquired from Michelmore, June 1928, $312.50. Sold to ASFTA, February 1962; sold Sotheby Parke Bernet, 15 January 1976, lot 187, repr. $550
D60 Anonymous Vandenhoff as Coriolanus Oil on canvas, 35 x 28 1/2 in. Old National Theatre, Boston; bought by Folger from Libbie, Boston, shortly before 26 June 1905. Parke Bernet shipment, March 1964
D61 Anonymous Play Scene from Hamlet (Hamlet III.2) Oil or tempera painting, 38 x 27 in. Source unknown. Parke Bernet shipment, March 1964
D62 Anonymous (British school, 18th century) Cordelia Championed by the Earl of Kent (King Lear I.1) ca. 1770s Oil painting, 41 1/8 x 50 1/2 in. Parsons, January 1923, ₤38, acquired as by William Hamilton. Sold to ASFTA, February 1962; Yale Center for British Art, 1975 Yale Center for British Art
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D63 Anonymous (British school, 18th century) Scene from 'Midsummer Night's Dream' (A Midsummer Night's Dream IV.1) Source unknown $65. (The only information on this painting comes from Block's list of 1950, no. 47. It is unlocated and has presumably left the collection)
D64 Anonymous (British school, 18th century) Falstaff Oil painting, oval, 29 x 24 in. Source unknown. Parke Bernet shipment, March 1964; probably the picture sold at Coleman Auction Galleries, 15-16 April, no. 38, as "oval picture, man with beard," $22.50
D65 Anonymous (British school, 19th century) A Procession of Shakespeare Characters ca. 1840 Oil on board, 12 1/4 x 54 1/4 in. Acquired as by Daniel Maclise from Parsons, December 1927, ₤47. Sold to ASFTA, February 1962; Yale Center for British Art, 1975 Yale Center for British Art
D66 Anonymous (British school, 19th century) Portrait of Shakespeare Oil painting, 33 x 43 in. John Anderson Jr., January 1910. Parke Bernet shipment, March 1964
D67 Anonymous (British school, 19th century) Portrait of Shakespeare Oil on panel, 32 x 39 1/2 in. Anderson sale, 14 February 1921, lot 689, $8.89, bought by Folger. Sold to Louis Marder, Kent State University, Februrary 1964
  1. Pressly, William L. A catalogue of paintings in the Folger Shakespeare Library : "as imagination bodies forth", New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993.
  2. Pressly, William L. A catalogue of paintings in the Folger Shakespeare Library : "as imagination bodies forth", New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993, p. 359.