Winter's Tale, Act V, 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

Robert Thew, English, 1758 - 1802, after William Hamilton, English, 1751 - 1801

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original plate 1793; reworked and printed 1852

Engraving on paper

Plate: 19 5/8 × 25 3/16 in. (49.8 × 64 cm)

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

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

2013.73.6

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. / Winter's Tale. / ACT V, SCENE III. / Publish'd June 4, 1793 by JOHN & JOSIAH BOYDELL, at the Shakspeare Gallery Pall Mall & No. [o is superscript] 90, Cheapside.; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, far left: Painted by Wm. [m is superscript] Hamilton R.A.; numbered, in plate, lower margin, far left: 38; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, left: Leo. What fine chisel Could ever yet cut breath? / Let no man mock me. For I will kiss her. / Paul. Good my lord, forbear:; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, right: The ruddiness upon her lip is wet; / You'll mar it, if you kiss it; stain your own / With oily painting: Shall I draw the curtain?; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, far right: Engrav'd by Robt. [t is superscript] Thew. / Histl. [l is superscript] Engraver to the Prince of Wales.

Provenance

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

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