London, South Kensington
16 June 2000
Sir John Tenniel (1820-1914)
"Ruffian let go that rude uncivil touch"
pencil and coloured chalks on grey paper
6 x 9in. (15.2 x 22.8cm.)
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This illustration is from Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona', Act 5, Scene 4.
An original illustration from 'The Book of Beauty' drawn for Mr & Mrs Barrett by Tenniel and Charles Keene for amusement. The book was sold in 1892 and few of the sketches remain. Of Tenniel's sketches only two remain and can be found at the Victoria and Albert Museum
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