Antony and Cleopatra, Act III, Scene ix, from The American Edition of Boydell's Illustrations of the Dramatic Works of Shakespeare, By the most eminent artists of Great Britain, Vol. II

Johann Gottlieb Facius, German, 1750 - 1802, Georg Sigmund Facius, German, 1750 - 1814, after Henry Tresham, English, 1751 - 1814

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original plate 1795; reworked and printed 1852

Engraving on paper

Plate: 19 11/16 × 25 1/8 in. (50 × 63.8 cm)

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

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

2013.73.20

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. / Antony and Cleopatra. / ACT III, SCENE IX. / The Palace in Alexandria--. Antony, Cleopatra, Eros, Charmian, Iras, & c. / Publish’d Dec. 1 1795 by JOHN & JOSIAH BOYDELL, at the Shakspeare Gallery, Pall Mall & N. 90, Cheapside, London.; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, far left: Painted by Henry Tresham.; numbered, in plate, lower margin, far left: 85; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, left: Eros. The Queen, my lord, the Queen. / Iras. Go to him, madam; speak to him; / He is unqualitied with very shame. / Cleo. Well then.—Sustain me!—O!; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, right: Eros. Most noble sir, arise, the Queen approaches; / Her head’s declin’d and death will seize her: but / Your comfort makes the rescue. / Ant. I have offended reputation; / A most unnoble swerving.; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, far right: Engraved by G.S. & I.G. Facius.

Provenance

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

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