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A collection of prints, from pictures painted for the purpose of illustrating the dramatic works of Shakspeare, /

by the artists of Great-Britain.

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Main Author: Boydell, John
Other Names: Boydell, Josiah, | Smirke, Robert, | Fuseli, Henry, | Northcote, James, | Romney, George,
Published: London : Published by John and Josiah Boydell, Shakspeare Gallery ... Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. ..., 1803.
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 - Illustrations.
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245 12|aA collection of prints, from pictures painted for the purpose of illustrating the dramatic works of Shakspeare, /|cby the artists of Great-Britain.
260 |aLondon :|bPublished by John and Josiah Boydell, Shakspeare Gallery ... Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. ...,|c1803.
300 |a2 v. :|bill., ports. ;|c85 cm. (fol.)
500 |aDedication and preface by Josiah Boydell dated March 25, 1805; the plates are dated 1790-1804.
500 |aTitle vignettes (of Mrs. Damer's basso relievos)
500 |aOf the artists, Smirke, Fuseli, and Northcote contributed the largest number of plates; the others, including Reynolds, Opie, and Stothard, are represented by from one to five plates each; engraved by R. Thew, T. Ryder, P. Simon and others.
500 |aSometimes confused with "Boydell's graphic illustrations ... of Shakspeare", 1804? a separate issue of the (smaller) plates prepared for their edition of Shakespeare, 1802, which also consists of 100 plates, most of them quite different from these large plates.
505 0 |aVol. I contains frontispiece (full length portrait of George III, by Sir W. Beechey) and XLVI plates. XL to XLVI being Smirke's Seven ages; vol. II consists of frontispiece (portrait of Queen Charlotte, also by Beechey) and L plates, the last three "not engraved from the large pictures, but may be added to vol. II". These three are: George Romney's "Shakspeare nursed by Tragedy and Comedy", Westall's "Imogen in boy's clothes", and Josiah Boydell's "Desdemona asleep". Counting the title vignettes, 100 designs in all. cf. List of plates, v. 2.
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700 1 |aNorthcote, James,|d1746-1831,|eill.
700 1 |aRomney, George,|d1734-1802,|eill.
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