John Gilbert As Sir Peter Teazle

  • Jonathan Scott Hartley, John Gilbert As Sir Peter Teazle, modeled 1889, bronze, plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, XX49

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Jonathan Scott Hartley shows John Gilbert in the role of Sir Peter Teazle from Richard Sheridan’s popular play The School for Scandal (1777). Even as a young man, Gilbert was known for his humorous portrayals of old men and he was recognized in America for keeping alive the traditions of English comedy. During his long career, he performed in Boston, New York, and London and was the acting manager at Wallack’s Theater in New York.

Title
John Gilbert As Sir Peter Teazle
Artists
Date
modeled 1889
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
28 5/8 x 24 5/8 x 16 5/8 in. (72.7 x 62.5 x 42.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Gilbert, John – bust
  • Literature – Sheridan – School for Scandal
  • Dress – historic – eighteenth century dress
  • Performing arts – theater – performer
Object Number
XX49
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