King Henry the Fourth, Part Two, Act IV, Scene iv, 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 Josiah Boydell, English, 1752 - 1817


original plate 1795; reworked and printed 1852

Engraving on paper

Plate: 22 13/16 × 16 3/16 in. (58 × 41.1 cm)

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

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



Shearjashub Spooner


Europe, Great Britain


19th century

Object Name




Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, lower margin, center: SHAKSPEARE. / Second Part of / King Henry the Fourth / ACT IV, SCENE IV. / The Palace at Westminster. –King Henry asleep; Prince of Wales. / Pubd. [d is superscript] June 4, 1795 by John and Josiah Boydell, at the Shakspeare Gallery, Pall Mall & No. [o is superscript] 90 Cheapside LONDON.; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, far left: Painted by Josh. [h is superscript] Boydell.; numbered, in plate, lower margin, far left: 64; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, left: P. Henry Thy due from me, / Is tears, and heavy sorrows of thy blood / Which nature, love, and filial tenderness,; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, right: Shall, O dear father, pay thee plenteously: My due from thee is this imperial crown, / Which, as immediate from thy place & blood, / Derives itself to me.; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, far right: Engraved by Robt. [t is superscript] Thew, / Histl. [l is superscript] Engraverlo H.R.H. the Prince of Wales.


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

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