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Oil Painting - As You Like It - Act IV Scene I - Rosalind Tutoring Orlando in the Ceremony of Marriage or The Mock Marriage of Orlando and Rosalind

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1912P19
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1845 - 1850

Maker Information

Artist:Dante Gabriel Rossetti - View biography for Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Artist:Walter Howell Deverell - View biography for Walter Howell Deverell


Based on a scene from Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'. The painting depicts the mock marriage between the characters Rosalind and Orlando. Deverell's brother, Spencer, was the model for the character of Orlando. His sister, Margaret, posed for the character of Rosalind.

After Deverell's death, his close friend Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), retouched the painting; 'to get rid of what I thought unpleasant in Celia's face.'

Presented by James Richardson Holliday, 1912.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Marriage Shakespeare
Medium:Oil on canvas.

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Height:608 mm
Width:506 mm