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