George Shaw, M. D. and the Back View of the British Museum

William Holl I, English, 1771 - 1838
after John Russell, English, 1745 - 1806



Engraving on wove paper

Sheet: 20 3/4 × 15 1/4 in. (52.7 × 38.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund



Place Made: England, United Kingdom, Europe


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, upper center: GEORGE SHAW, M.D. F.R.S./AUTHOR OF GENERAL ZOOLOGY.; lower left: Russell, R.A. Portrait Painter to their Majesties. pinx.t; lower right: Holl sculp.t; center: Back View of the British Museum/London, Published by Dr. Thornton, Sept.r 1, 1803.


Raymond G. Clifton (1895-1968), Pine Cupboard Antique Shop, Franklin, New Hampshire; sold to present collection, 1960.

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