King John, Act IV, 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 James Northcote, English, 1746 - 1831

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original plate 1798; reworked and printed 1852

Engraving on paper

Plate: 25 5/8 × 18 1/8 in. (65.1 × 46 cm)

Sheet: 29 7/16 × 23 7/16 in. (74.7 × 59.5 cm)

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

2013.73.7

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 John / ACT IV, SCENE I. / A Prison—Arthur, Hubert & Attendants. / Pubd. [d is superscript] Decr. [r is superscript] 1 1798, by J & J. BOYDELL, No. [o is superscript] 90, Cheapside; & at the Shakspeare Gallery, Pall Mall.; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, far left: Painted by James Northcote R.A.; numbered, in plate, lower margin, far left: 55; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, left: Arth. O save me, Hubert, save me! my eyes are out, / Even with the fierce looks of these bloody men.; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, right: Hub. Give me the iron, I say, and bind him here.; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, far right: Engraved by Robert Thew, / Hist Engraver to H.R.H. the P. of Wales.

Provenance

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

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