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    • [A scene from All's well that ends well] [John Wright].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. All's well that ends well. Act 1. Scene 3, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Helena (All's well that ends well), depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Countess of...
    • Collection title devised by cataloger. – History: Although Wright is noted as a prolific book illustrator cataloger unable to locate an engraving or illustration by him which resembles this design. – Items have the play title labeled in pencil on...
    • [Decorative botanical motif] R.A. Bell.

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    • Title devised by cataloger. – Date based on Bell's own dating of some of his other drawings for The tempest. – This is part of a collection of drawings done for Bell's decorated edition of Shakespeare's Tempest, published by Freemantle & Co. in...
    • [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 to...
    • [Falstaff in four different poses] Geo. Cruikshank.

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry IV. Part 1, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Falstaff, depicted.; Falstaff, John, Sir (Fictitious character), depicted.
    • Title devised by cataloger. – Preliminary sketch for Brough's Life of Falstaff (published 1857-58). – Most likely the card catalog title for this item was drawn from pencil notes on back of drawing which read: "Falstaff giving his account. King...
    • [Heroines of Shakespeare] [John W. Wright].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. All's well that ends well, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Helena (All's well that ends well), depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Julius Caesar, depicted.;Shakespeare, William,...
    • Title derived from published work. – All items are labeled as to character and play on the verso of the drawings (some labeled in pencil and some in ink). Drawings were originally matted, though mats have been removed, three segments of the mats...
    • [Illustrations to Shakespeare - group scenes - unfinished] J.M. Wright.

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Taming of the shrew, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry VIII, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Anne Bullen, depicted.;Anne Boleyn, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of...
    • Collection title devised by cataloger. – Drawings formerly glued to backings (since removed) which had the play title written in pencil in the bottom right corner. Six of the drawings have, as well, the title written in pencil on the bottom edge of...
    • [Illustrations to Shakespeare - small rectangle series] [John Wright].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Comedy of errors. Act 4. Scene 4, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Taming of the shrew. Act 4. Scene 3, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Taming of the shrew. Act 3. Scene 2,...
    • Collection title devised by cataloger. – All of the items except for those bound in ART Vol. d98 have been removed from their former mats or backings. ART Vol. d98 no.1, 4, 5, 10, 17, 18 have brown ink labels and a brown ink signature on the verso...
    • [Rough drawings (large) for scenes from Shakespeare] [John Wright].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Tempest, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Ferdinand (Tempest), depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Miranda, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters –...
    • Collection title devised by cataloger. – Artist: Attribution taken from bookseller and initials on one item. – History: The rough drawing of Antony and Cleopatra is similar in design to a finished watercolor by Wright which is much smaller in size...
    • [Rough drawings (small) for scenes from Shakespeare] [John Massey Wright].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merry wives of Windsor, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Falstaff, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. As you like it, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Taming of the shrew....
    • Collection title devised by cataloger. – Three of the items have Wright's initials penciled in the bottom right corner on the surface of the drawing and two of these three also have a pencil note identifying the subject, bottom center. Items vary...
    • [Scene from Much ado about nothing - act III, sc. 1] J.M. Wright.

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Much ado about nothing. Act 3. Scene 1, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Beatrice, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Hero, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 –...
    • Collection title devised by cataloger. – Provenance: ART Box W951 no.143, 144 were purchased by the Folgers from Alfred Sedgwick an Essex bookseller, on the 21st of February, 1927 (Case 1683). ART Box W951 no.145 was purchased from E. Parsons &...
    • [Scenes from All's well and Taming of the shrew] [John William Wright].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. All's well that ends well, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Helena (All's well that ends well), depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Parolles, depicted.;Shakespeare,...
    • Collection title devised by cataloger. – Artist attribution taken from bookseller (see below). Items are labeled as to play, act and scene, on verso. The drawing for All's well has pencil sketches on verso as well. None of the items are signed. –...
    • [Scenes from Macbeth] [John Massey Wright].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Macbeth, depicted.;Macbeth, King of Scotland, 11th cent. – In literature, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Lady Macbeth,...
    • Collection title devised by cataloger. – The first two items probably had penciled signatures at the bottom of the drawings however they have been clipped and only the tops of the letters are now visible. The fourth item has a penciled note in the...
    • [Scenes from Midsummer night's dream] J.M. Wright.

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Midsummer night's dream, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Titania, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Puck, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters –...
    • Collection title devised by cataloger. – Artist: Identification is taken from booksellers and from the signature in the lower right corner of the third item. – The first item once had penciled writing on its bottom margin but it has been clipped...
    • [Scenes from Taming of the shrew] [John Massey Wright].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Taming of the shrew. Act 2. Scene 1, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Taming of the shrew. Act 4. Scene 3, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Katherina, depicted.;Shakespeare,...
    • Collection title devised by cataloger. – Items have been removed from mats which were labeled in pencil with artist, play title, act and scene division and characters portrayed. The first item measures 9 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. and has some egg glare...
    • [The pastry chef] A. Bose [sic] in. et fe.

    • Cooks – 17th century, depicted.;Bakeries – 17th century, depicted.;Baking – 17th century, depicted.;Food – 17th century, depicted.
    • Title devised by cataloger. – With four columns of French verse inscribed in plate beneath image. – From the series known as "Les Metiers." – Nicole Villa identifies this print as Le traiteur (the caterer). See Le XVIIe sieÌ€cle vu par Abraham...
    • Edwin Forrest as Hamlet Gabriel Harrison.

    • Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872 – Performances, depicted.;Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Hamlet, depicted.; Hamlet (Legendary character),...
    • This unfinished painting uses a Mathew Brady photograph as the "underdrawing" rather than a sketch, with the painted area entirely surrounding the figure of Edwin Forrest. See Harrison's "Edwin Forrest as King Lear" (Folger ART Box H319 no.2) for a...

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