King Henry the Fourth, Part Two, Act III, Scene ii, from The American Edition of Boydell's Illustrations of the Dramatic Works of Shakespeare, By the most eminent artists of Great Britain, Vol. II

Thomas Ryder, English, 1746 - 1810
after James Durno, English, 1752 - 1795


original plate 1798; reworked and printed 1852

Engraving on paper

Plate: 18 9/16 × 25 in. (47.2 × 63.5 cm)

Sheet: 23 1/4 × 29 7/16 in. (59 × 74.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Lilla Willey



Shearjashub Spooner


Place Made: England, United Kingdom, Europe


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, lower margin, center: Shakspeare. / Second Part of / King Henry the Fourth / Act III, Scene II. / Justice Shallon’s Seat in Gloucestershire. –Shallow, Silence, Falstaff, Bardolph, Boy, Mouldy, Shadow, Wart, Feeble, & Bull-calf. / Pubd. [d is superscript] Decr. [r is superscript] 1, 1798, by J & J. BOYDELL, at the Shakspeare Gallery, Pall Mall; & No. [o is superscript] 90, Cheapside.; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, far left: Painted by J. Durno.; numbered, in plate, lower margin, far left: 63; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, left: Fal. –Come, manage me your caliver. So: --very well: --go to: -- / very good: --exceeding good.—O, give me always a little; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, right: lean, old, chopp’d bald shot. –Well said, i’faith, / Wart: thou’rt a good scab: hold, there’s a tester for thee.; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, far right: Engraved by T. Ryder.


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

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