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Scene from The Merry Wives of Winsdor


Late 18th-century pen-and-ink wash picture; scene from 'The Merry Wives of Windsor'; Falstaff being tipped into the Thames from the buck basket, as described by the victim himself in Act 3, scene 5; signed, Joseph Farington and Robert Smirke; dated 1796.

  • Measurements

  • Width

    320 mm

  • Height

    400 mm

  • Marks & inscriptions

    Jos Farington/Robert Smirke 1796,

  • Credit line

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