(Shakespeareana.) ANNE HATHAWAY'S COTTAGE OVER SHOTTERY

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Stratford on Avon.

Description: original water-colour drawing on paper, approx. 235 x 345 mm, depicting the interior of the cottage, a middle-aged woman seated on the left, ?knitting, in front of the fireplace, in which hangs a pot over the flames, another younger female figure on the right, carrying a basket, a dog before her having a stand-off with a cat near the fire, traces of mounting on verso

Publication Details: c. 1850

Notes: This is the work of a talented amateur, and is quite atmospheric. The cat arching its back is worthy of Cruikshank. 'In 1838, the cottage itself was sold and the remaining Hathaway family continued to live in the cottage as tenants. One of the last Hathaways to live in the cottage was Mary Baker. When the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust purchased the cottage in 1892 from the then landlord, Mary and her family were paid the large wage of £75 per year. Their duties were to share family stories and to care for the cottage, both of which we continue to do' (Shakespeare Birthplace Trust). The younger...more

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Price: £450

Subject: Art & Architecture

Published Date: c. 1850

Stock Number: 67481

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