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The Seven Ages of Man (painting series)

Index The Seven Ages of Man (painting series)

The Seven Ages of Man is a series of paintings by Robert Smirke, derived from a monologue from William Shakespeare's As You Like It, spoken as the melancholy Jaques in Act II Scene VII. [1]

19 relations: All the world's a stage, As You Like It, Boydell Shakespeare Gallery, Cupid, Infant, Jaques (As You Like It), John Boydell, John Ogborne, Josiah Boydell, Justice, Monologue, Old age, Pantalone, Peltro William Tomkins, Robert Smirke (painter), Robert Thew, Soldier, Student, William Shakespeare.

All the world's a stage

"All the world's a stage" is the phrase that begins a monologue from William Shakespeare's As You Like It, spoken by the melancholy Jaques in Act II Scene VII.

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As You Like It

As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1599 and first published in the First Folio in 1623.

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Boydell Shakespeare Gallery

The Boydell Shakespeare Gallery in London, England, was the first stage of a three-part project initiated in November 1786 by engraver and publisher John Boydell in an effort to foster a school of British history painting.

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Cupid

In classical mythology, Cupid (Latin Cupīdō, meaning "desire") is the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection.

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Infant

An infant (from the Latin word infans, meaning "unable to speak" or "speechless") is the more formal or specialised synonym for "baby", the very young offspring of a human.

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Jaques (As You Like It)

Jaques is one of the main characters in Shakespeare's As You Like It.

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John Boydell

John Boydell (19 January 1720 (New Style) – 12 December 1804) was an 18th-century British publisher noted for his reproductions of engravings.

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John Ogborne

John Ogborne (22 July 1755 – 1837) was an English engraver.

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Josiah Boydell

Josiah Boydell (18 January 1752 – 27 March 1817) was a British publisher and painter, whose main achievement was the establishment of the Boydell Shakespeare Gallery with his uncle, John Boydell.

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Justice

Justice is the legal or philosophical theory by which fairness is administered.

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Monologue

In theatre, a monologue (from μονόλογος, from μόνος mónos, "alone, solitary" and λόγος lógos, "speech") is a speech presented by a single character, most often to express their mental thoughts aloud, though sometimes also to directly address another character or the audience.

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Old age

Old age refers to ages nearing or surpassing the life expectancy of human beings, and is thus the end of the human life cycle.

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Pantalone

Pantalone, spelled Pantaloon in English, is one of the most important principal characters found in commedia dell'arte.

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Peltro William Tomkins

Peltro William Tomkins (1759–1840) was an English engraver and draughtsman.

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Robert Smirke (painter)

Robert Smirke (15 April 1753 – 5 January 1845) was an English painter and illustrator, specialising in small paintings showing subjects taken from literature.

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Robert Thew

Robert Thew (1758–1802) was an English engraver.

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Soldier

A soldier is one who fights as part of an army.

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Student

A student is a learner or someone who attends an educational institution.

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised)—23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language, and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Seven_Ages_of_Man_(painting_series)

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