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

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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 College: Gift of Lilla Willey

2013.73.17

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. / 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.

Provenance

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

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