Falstaff Playing King.

Object Number: 
1858.16
Date: 
ca. 1834
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 35 1/2 x 28 1/2 in. ( 90.2 x 72.4 cm ) Framed: 41 1/2 × 34 1/2 × 2 1/2 in. (105.4 × 87.6 × 6.4 cm)
Gallery Label: 
Flagg's painting is based on the play King Henry the Fourth by Master William Shakespeare (1564-1616), part 1, act 2, scene 4.
Bibliography: 
"Miscellaneous Notices of The Fine Arts, Literature, Science, The Drama, etc.," The American Monthly Magazine III, May 1, 1834, p. 207. "The National Academy," The New-York Mirror: A Weekly Journal, Devoted to Literature and the Fine Arts, Vol. 11, May 10, 1834, p. 355. "National Academy of Design," The Evening Post, [New York], May 23, 1834, p. 2. Koke, Richard J., American Landscape and Genre Paintings in the New York Historical Society, Vol. I, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1982, p. 28 Foshay, Ella M., Mr. Luman Reed's Picture Gallery: A Pioneer Collection of American Art, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1990, pp. 152-3.
Credit Line: 
Gift of The New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts
Provenance: 
Luman Reed, d. 1836; Mrs. Luman Reed, New York, 1836-44; New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts, 1844-58.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group