John Gilbert As Sir Peter Teazle

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
Artist
Date
modeled 1889
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
28 5824 5816 58 in. (72.762.542.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
painted plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • Performing arts – theater – performer
  • Literature – Sheridan – School for Scandal
  • Portrait male – Gilbert, John – bust
  • Dress – historic – eighteenth century dress
Object Number
XX49
Palette
Linked Open Data
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