King Henry the Sixth, Part One, Act II, Scene iii, 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 John Opie, English, 1761 - 1807

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original plate 1796; reworked and printed 1852

Engraving on paper

Plate: 19 5/16 × 25 1/16 in. (49 × 63.6 cm)

Sheet: 23 7/16 × 29 7/16 in. (59.5 × 74.7 cm)

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

2013.73.12

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. / First Part of / King Henry the Sixth / ACT II, SCENE III. / The Countess of Auvergne's Castle.—Countess, Porter, Talbot, & c. / Publish'd June 4 1796, 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 John Opie R.A.; numbered, in plate, lower margin, far left: 67; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, left: Tal. That will I show you presently. / [He winds a horn. Drums heard; then a peal of ordnance. / The gates being forced; enter Soldiers. / How say you, Madam? are you now persuaded, / That Talbot is but shadow of himself?; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, right: These are his substance, sinews, arms, & strength, / With which he yoketh your rebellious necks; / Razeth your cities, and subverts your towns, / And in a moment makes them desolate.; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, far right: Engraved by Robt. [t is superscript] Thew. / Historical Engraver to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales.

Provenance

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

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