008834:Wood carving the 'Shakespeare Table' by Gerrard Robinson Unknown photographer. 1891

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  • Description

    Type : Photograph Medium : Print-black-and-white Description : An 1891 photograph of one of the legs from a wooden table carved in the shape of a man with long flowing hair wearing historic dress. Each of the legs of this table was carved into a character from a William Shakespeare play. It is not clear which character this is since the base on which the name would be carved cannot be seen clearly, but possibly Shylock. The table was made by Gerrard Robinson a 19th century wood carver who worked in Newcastle upon Tyne. Gerrard Robinson died in obscurity in a house in Pine Lane Newcastle upon Tyne in 1891. He was a 'carver gilder and frame-maker' of Stepney Lane Argyle Street Newcastle upon Tyne. Collection : Newcastle Local Studies Pictures Collection Source of Information : The table is in the possession of Mr N. Race-Foster 157 Batchwood Drive St. Albans. Examples of Gerrard Robinson's work is in the Shipley Art Gallery. Printed Copy : If you would like a printed copy of this image please contact Newcastle Libraries http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt" >www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt quoting Accession Number : 008834
  • Owner

    Newcastle Libraries
  • Source

    Newcastle libraries (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Public Domain Mark
  • Further information

    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/39821974@N06/4076529706/
    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 4 years, 9 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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