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© The Estate of Percy Wyndham Lewis. All Rights Reserved 2012/ Bridgeman Art Library. Purchased, 1983. Museums Sheffield
Timon of Athens
Date Made/Found: 1913
Artist: Percy Wyndham Lewis , British, 1882 - 1957
Material and Medium: woodcut on paper and fabric
Dimensions: Overall: 395 x 279 x 12mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.5156
This portfolio of prints illustrates the play by William Shakespeare about the fortunes of an Athenian named Timon. Wyndham Lewis depicted Timon as a snapping puppet. Timon was an extravagant man and enjoyed lavishing expensive gifts on his friends, many rushed to become his friend. He was warned about false friends from the philosopher Apemantus and eventually his spending catches up with him leading to many unpaid bills.
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