King Richard the Third, Act IV, 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
William Skelton, English, 1763 - 1848
after James Northcote, English, 1746 - 1831
original plate 1795; reworked and printed 1852
Engraving on paper
Plate: 22 7/16 × 15 3/4 in. (57 × 40 cm)
Sheet: 29 7/16 × 23 1/2 in. (74.7 × 59.7 cm)
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Lilla Willey
Place Made: England, United Kingdom, Europe
Not on view
Inscribed, in plate, lower margin, center: SHAKSPEARE. / King Richard the Third / ACT IV. SCENE III. / Tower of London. / Published June 4, 1795 by JOHN & JOSIAH BOYDELL at the Shakspeare Gallery Pall Mall & at No. [o is superscript] 90, Cheapside, LONDON.; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, far left: Painted by James Northcote, R.A.; numbered, in plate, lower margin, far left: 78; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, left: K.Rich. But dist thou see them dead? / Tyr. I did, my lord. / K.Rich. And buried gentle Tyrrel?; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, right: Tyr. The chaplain of the Tower hath buried them; / But where to say the truth I do not know.; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, far right: Engraved by Willm. [m is superscript] Skelton.
Lilla Willey, Thefford Center, Vermont; given to present collection, 2013.
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