since about Victorian times (roughly 1837 on)+ photographs
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.