Monday, October 17, 2011

Daniel Maclise - Scene from Ben Jonson's Every Man in His Humour (Act II, Scene I) 1847-8

Maclise took this scene from Ben Jonson's play Every Man in his Humour (1601). John Forster and Charles Dickens, both friends of the artist, performed in an amateur production of the play in 1845. This painting shows Forster in the character of the merchant Kitely (whose 'humour' or characteristic is jealousy) with his young and pretty wife.

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