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Merry Wives of Windsor


Late 18th century pen-and-ink wash picture; final scene from 'Merry Wives of Windsor'; Falstaff disguised as Herne the Hunter scared by ladies disguised as fairies and ghostly figures; signed, Joseph Farington and Robert Smirke; dated 1796.

  • Measurements

  • Width

    310 mm

  • Height

    400 mm

  • Marks & inscriptions

    : : lower right : signature and date : Robt Smirke/Jos Farington,

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust