Tempest, Act V, Scene i, from The American Edition of Boydell's Illustrations of the Dramatic Works of Shakespeare, By the most eminent artists of Great Britain, Vol. II

Caroline Watson, English, 1760 - 1814, after Francis Wheatley, English, 1747 - 1801

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original plate 1795; reworked and printed 1852

Engraving on paper

Plate: 22 13/16 × 16 9/16 in. (58 × 42 cm)

Sheet: 29 7/16 × 23 5/8 in. (74.7 × 60 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Lilla Willey

2013.73.1

Publisher

Shearjashub Spooner

Geography/Culture

Europe, Great Britain

Period

19th century

Object Name

Print

Classification

Print

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed, in plate, lower margin, center: SHAKSPEARE. / Tempest. / ACT V. SCENE I. / Ferdinand & Miranda playing at Chess / Publish'd Dec. 1 1795, by JOHN & JOSIAH BOYDELL, at the Shakspeare Gallery, Pall Mall, & No. [o is superscript] 90 Cheapside, London.; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, far left: Painted by Fran. Wheatley R.A.; numbered, in plate, lower margin, far left: 8; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, left: Mira. Sweet lord, you play me false. / Fer. No, my dearest love, / I would not for the world.; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, right: Mir. Yes, for a score of kingdoms, you should wrangle; / And I would call it fair play.; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, far right: Engraved by Caroline Watson.

Provenance

Lilla Willey, Thefford Center, Vermont; given to present collection, 2013.

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