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1971.623 (RS117648)

Description

Black and white engraving of a scene from Shakespeare's King Henry the Fourth set in Boar's Head Tavern; Henry, standing to the left, is addressing Falstaff, sitting to the right; four other figures in background; molded pine frame with gilt and gesso on front.

Details

Maker
Thew., Robt. (Engraver)
Smirke, Robert (Painter)
Boydell, John & Josiah (Publisher)
Date
1796
Inscriptions
""Painted by R. Smirke R.A."" "" Engraved by R. Thew,/Engraver to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales."" Center inscription: ""SHAKSPEARE./First Part of King Henry the Fourth/ACT II. SCENE IV./ The Boar's Head Tavern. ___ Prince Henry, Falstaff, Poins, etc./Published June 4, 1796 by John and Josiah Boydell, at the Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall; & No. 90, Cheapside, London.""
Location of origin
London, England
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
engraving (printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Drama
drama
engraving (printing process)
engravings (prints)
paper (fiber product)
PICTURE, LITERARY
Stipple Engraved
Tavern
taverns
Unidentified Paper
People and organizations
Henry IV
Shakespeare, William
Dimensions
23.125 x 29.25 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.623
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5260

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