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    • [Drawings for or after engravings designed by J.M. Wright] [John Wright].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merchant of Venice. Act 3. Scene 2, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Othello. Act 5. Scene 2, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Twelfth night. Act 3. Scene 4, depicted.;Shakespeare, William,...
    • Collection title devised by cataloger. – Artist: Attribution is drawn from the booksellers and the works' similarities to engravings designed by Wright. ART Box W951 no.3-5, though similar in design to an engraving after Wright, are also similar...
    • Mr. Brook [sic] as Hamlet / [Issac Robert Cruikshank, probable artist].

    • Brooke, Gustavus Vaughan, 1818-1866 – Performances, depicted.;Brooke, Gustavus Vaughan, 1818-1866, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Hamlet, depicted.; Actors – 19th...
    • Artist: Signature varies from examples in Nahum and Nagler however there are many variants in Cruikshank's signature and this, having been executed with a brush, may differ from etched or inked signatures. Cruikshank executed numerous theatrical...
    • A pretty time to come home / [George Cruikshank].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Falstaff, depicted.; Falstaff, John, Sir (Fictitious character), depicted.
    • Artist: Artist attribution from provenance information. – History: According to the auction catalog from which this item was purchased, the work was published in 1827 as a separate print. 1827 was also the year in which Cruikshank published his...
    • [Shakespeare's King Henry VIII, the petition] John Gilbert A.R.A.

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry VIII. Act 5. Scene 1, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – King Henry VIII, depicted.;Henry VIII, King of England, 1491-1547 – In literature, depicted.
    • This record contains unverifiable data from old cards and may contain incorrect or incomplete text. Please consult Curator for assistance. – Title from bookseller. Folger copy is signed at left. – Artist: Artist attribution is taken from the...
    • Mr. Brook [sic] as Iago / [Issac Robert Cruikshank, probable artist].

    • Brooke, Gustavus Vaughan, 1818-1866 – Performances, depicted.;Brooke, Gustavus Vaughan, 1818-1866, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Iago, depicted.; Actors – 19th...
    • Artist: Signature varies from existing examples of Cruikshank's monogram found in Nahum 'Mongograms of Victorian...artists' and Nagler 'Die Monogramisten', however, there seem to be many variants in Cruikshank's signature and since a brush was...
    • [Edmund Keane as King Lear] [Augustus Toedteberg].

    • Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833 – Performances, depicted.;Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Lear, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – King Lear, depicted.; Lear, King (Legendary character),...
    • Title devised by cataloger. – All the works by Toedteberg that Folger owns are theatrical portraits copied after rare prints. They are either contained in volumes which were grangerized by Toedteberg or are individual items which were purchased...
    • [Scene from King John - act III, sc. 1] [John Wright].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King John. Act 3. Scene 1, depicted.
    • Title devised by cataloger. – Artist: FSL has a large number of items attributed to Wright in its collection. This is the only Wright item which was executed in pastel crayons. The initials in the bottom right corner may indicate that the artist...
    • Edwin Booth as Shylock [Victor Moblard].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merchant of Venice, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Shylock, depicted.;Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893, depicted.;Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893 – Performances, depicted.; Shylock (Fictitious...
    • This record contains unverifiable data from old cards and may contain incorrect or incomplete text. Please consult Curator for assistance. – Title from label below portrait. Vignette, bust portrait to right, wearing a cap and a beard. Unsigned....
    • As you like it [Jaques meditating on the wounded stag, act II, sc. 1] [Stephanoff].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. As you like it. Act 2. Scene 1, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Jaques, depicted.; Jaques (Fictitious character : Shakespeare), depicted.
    • Artist: The name Stephanoff belonged to a family of artists active in England in the late 18th and first half of the 19th century, working with narrative and figure subjects. Artist identification is taken from label on mount board which does not...
    • Illustrations to Taming of the shrew, Merry wives of Windsor and As you like it [John Thurston].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. As you like it. Act 2. Scene 7, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Orlando, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Duke Frederick, depicted.;Shakespeare, William,...
    • Artist: Though labeled as the work of Stothard, drawings match illustrations which were engraved as the work of John Thurston, another prolific book illustrator working during the same time period. – History: Drawings were engraved as...
    • Petruchio throws the meat about the floor A. Rackham, 1899 & 1909.

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Taming of the shrew. Act 4. Scene 1, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Petruchio (Taming of the shrew), depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Katherine, depicted.;...
    • History: The drawing, originally executed in 1899, has been modified by the artist's hand for a later 1909 edition of Lamb's Tales. Changes can be seen in the clothing and the right leg of Petruchio and in the correction of the date where '99' has...
    • [Illustrations to Shakespeare - large vignettes] [John Wright].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Julius Caesar, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Marcus Brutus, depicted.;Brutus, Marcus Junius, 85?-42 B.C. – In literature, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters –...
    • Collection title devised by cataloger. – All drawings have been removed from any former backings or mats (some play title information was derived from notes on these supports before they were removed). Some of these backings had labels including...
    • [The characters of three Shakespeare Comedies] [John W. Wright].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Love's labour's lost, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merry wives of Windsor, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Twelfth night, depicted.
    • Collection title devised by cataloger. – Artist attribution taken from bookseller. Items are labeled on verso of backing with 'J.W. Wright' and the title of the play. The play titles are incorrect. Other pencil notations on verso have been...
    • Miss Shirreff as one of the witches in Macbeth [Augustus Toedteberg].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Weird Sisters, depicted.;Shirreff, Jane, 1811-1883 – Performances, depicted.;Shirreff, Jane, 1811-1883, depicted.; Weird Sisters (Fictitious...
    • Title from pencil note on border of Folger copy. Half length portrait to front, looking right, vignette. Item is glued to a larger sheet of Whatman's paper, dated 1870. Unsigned. – All the works by Toedteberg that Folger owns are theatrical...
    • Merry wives of Windsor, act I, sc. 1 A.B. Clay.

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merry wives of Windsor. Act 1. Scene 1, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Anne Page, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Host (Merry wives of Windsor),...
    • Artist: Cataloger has been unable to find examples of Clay's work with which to compare these items, nor has found examples of his signature. Attribution is taken on faith from the bookseller and the signature. The date on the item indicates that...
    • The rival Richards or Sheakspear [sic] in danger / [William Heath, artist].

    • Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833 – Performances, depicted.;Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833, depicted.;Young, Charles Mayne, 1777-1856 – Performances, depicted.;Young, Charles Mayne, 1777-1856, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Richard III,...
    • Caricature of Edmund Kean and Charles Mayne Young as rival actors in the part of Richard III. – For further information see B.M. catalogue of political and personal satire, no. 12326. – This record contains unverified data from old cards and...
    • Haunts of Shakespeare P.B.

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Homes and haunts, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Birthplace, depicted.;Hathaway, Anne, 1556?-1623 – Homes and haunts, depicted.;Shakespeare, Mary, d. 1608 – Homes and haunts, depicted.;...
    • Date range based on style of drawings and on artist's dates of activity. – 3 sets of 8 drawings each of houses, public buildings, etc., connected with the life of Shakespeare. Title taken from labels on portfolios from which items have been...
    • Tragedy and Comedy / [Robert Smirke].

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    • Artist: Artist attribution from pencil note on verso. Washes are similar to other works by Smirke. – History: Drawings were presumably designed as book illustrations, possibly as frontispieces to an edition of Shakespeare but they have not yet...

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