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


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: 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. / 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.


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

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