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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.
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""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.""
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),
Thew., Robt. (Engraver)
Smirke, Robert (Painter)
Boydell, John & Josiah (Publisher)
23.125 x 29.25 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Ralph May