Julius Caesar, 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

Edward Scriven, English, 1775 - 1841, after Richard Westall, English, 1765 - 1836

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original plate early 1800s; reworked and printed 1852

Engraving on paper

Plate: 25 1/2 × 17 7/8 in. (64.8 × 45.4 cm)

Sheet: 29 7/16 × 23 5/8 in. (74.7 × 60 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Lilla Willey

2013.73.19

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. / Julius Caesar. / ACT IV, SCENE III. / Brutus' Tent in the Camp near Sardis—Brutus & the Ghost of Caesar. / London: Pub. Dec. 1 180[illegible] by J. & J. BOYDELL, Shakspeare Gallery, Pall Mall & No [o is superscript] 90 Cheapside; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, far left: Painted by R. Westall R.A; numbered, in plate, lower margin, far left: 84; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, left: Bru. Speak to me, what thou art. / Ghost. Thy evil spirit, Brutus. / Bru. Why coms't thou? / Ghost. To tell thee, thou shalt see me at Philippi.; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, right: Bru. Well, then, I shall see thee again? / Ghost. Ay, at Philippi. / Bru. Why, I will see thee at Philippi then.; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, far right: Engraved by Edward Scriven / Historical Engraver to H.R.H. the Princess of Wales.

Provenance

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

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