King Henry the Eighth, Act III, Scene i, 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 Reverend Matthew William Peters, English, 1742 - 1814
original plate 1796; reworked and printed 1852
Engraving on paper
Plate: 19 1/2 × 4 1/8 in. (49.5 × 10.5 cm)
Sheet: 23 5/8 × 29 7/16 in. (60 × 74.7 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 Henry the Eighth. / ACT III, SCENE I. / A Room in the Queen's Apartments. / The Queen and some of her Women at Work___Cardinals Wolsey & Campeius. / Published June 4 1796, by J. & J. BOYDELL, at the Shakspeare Gallery, Pall Mall; and at No. [o is superscript] 90, Cheapside, London.; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, far left: Painted by the Revd. [d is superscript] Willm. [m is superscript] Peters; numbered, in plate, lower margin,: 80; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, left: Q. Cath. Ye tell me what ye wish forboth, my ruin: / Is this your christian councel? Out upon ye!; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, right: Heaven is above all yet, there sits a judge, / That no king can corrupt.; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, far right: Engraved by Robert 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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