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


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



Shearjashub Spooner


Europe, Great Britain


19th century

Object Name




Not on view


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.


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

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