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Scene depicting the duel from Twelfth Night, Act III, Scene 4, as played by contemporary eighteenth century actors. It takes place in a woodland landscape setting with a massive oak tree in the centre foreground dividing the characters into pairs, from left to right; Fabian (Francis Waldron) and Viola (Miss Elizabeth Younge), Sir Andrew Aguecheek (James W. Dodd) and Sir Toby Belch (James Dance, also known as Love).

Manchester Art Gallery





oil on canvas


H 99.8 x W 124.8 cm

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purchased from C. Marshall Spink, 1953

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