King Henry the Fifth, Act II, Scene ii, from The American Edition of Boydell's Illustrations of the Dramatic Works of Shakespeare, By the most eminent artists of Great Britain, Vol. II

Robert Thew, English, 1758 - 1802
after Henry Fuseli, Swiss, 1741 - 1825


original plate 1795; reworked and printed 1852

Engraving on paper

Plate: 19 1/2 × 25 1/16 in. (49.6 × 63.6 cm)

Sheet: 23 1/4 × 29 7/16 in. (59 × 74.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Lilla Willey



Shearjashub Spooner


Place Made: England, United Kingdom, Europe


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, lower margin, center: SHAKSPEARE. / King Henry the Fifth / ACT II, SCENE II. / Southampton,____The King, Scroop, Combridge, Grey & attendants. / Pubd. [d is superscript] Decr. [r is superscript] 1. 1798, by J. & J. BOYDELL, at the Shakspeare Gallery, Pall Mall; & No [o is superscript] 90, Cheapside.; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, far left: Painted by H. Fuseli R.A.; numbered, in plate, lower margin, far left: 66; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, left: K. Hen.____Why, how now, Gentlemen? / What see you in those papers, that you lose / So much complexion?___look ye, how they change! / Their cheeks are paper.___Why, what read you there,; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, right: That hath so cowarded & chas'd your blood / Our of appearance? / Cam. I do confess my fault; / And do submit me to your highness' mercy.; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, far right: Engraved by Robt. [t is superscript] Thew. / Histl. [l is superscript] Engraver to H.R.H. the P. of Wales.

Course History

ARTH 41.03, European Art 1750-1850, Allan Doyle, Winter 2019


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

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