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 College: Gift of Lilla Willey



Shearjashub Spooner


Europe, Great Britain


19th century

Object Name




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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