Engraving

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1793

GUSN

GUSN-5261

Description

Black and white engraving of a scene from Shakepeare's King Lear; stormy and dramatic outdoor scene with Lear in center surrounded by attendants; pine frame with applied gilt molding.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

Painted by B. West Esqr. R.A./& Presidt. of the Royal Academy."" ""Engraved by W. Sharp."" Center inscriptions: ""SHAKSPEARE./King Lear./ACT III SCENE IV./ Published March 25, 1793, by JOHN AND JOSIAH BOYDELL, at the Shakspeare Gallery Pall Mall. & No. 90 Cheapside London.""

Associated Person

Shakespeare, William

Associated Building

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

Maker

Sharp, W. (Engraver)
West, Benjamin (Painter)
Boydell, John & Josiah (Publisher)

Location of Origin

London, England

Dimensions

24.125 x 29.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.624