Engraving

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1796

GUSN

GUSN-5260

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

Descriptive Terms

engravings (prints)
engraving (printing process)
paper (fiber product)
drama
taverns
Unidentified Paper
Stipple Engraved
Drama
Tavern
PICTURE, LITERARY

Inscription

""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.""

Associated Person

Shakespeare, William

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

People and Organizations

Henry IV

Shakespeare, William

Maker

Thew., Robt. (Engraver)
Smirke, Robert (Painter)
Boydell, John & Josiah (Publisher)

Location of Origin

London, England

Dimensions

23.125 x 29.25 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.623