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Merry Wives of Windsor, Act III, Scene III
  • Jean Pierre Simon, artist
    before 1750–circa 1810
    active: England, United Kingdom
    William Peters
  • Merry Wives of Windsor, Act III, Scene III, 1793
  • Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • engraving, stippling
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 554 x 405 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 21 3/4 x 15 15/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 32 x 24 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1765

Two richly dressed women appear to be hiding an old man in a large laundry basket. He is lying on his back on cloths, and they are piling more on top of him. They are smiling merrily. A young man or boy in the background appears to be shocked by the scene. A window is in the background.