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    • [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...
    • [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 &...
    • [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...
    • [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...
    • King Richard killing the Duke D.

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry VI. Part III. Act 5. Scene 6, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Richard, Duke of Gloucester, depicted.;Richard III, King of England, 1452-1485 – In literature,...
    • Title derived from penciled note in lower right corner beneath image. Drawing is initialed in lower right corner. Despite the title note's indications as to subject matter, Darley's finished drawing which was based on this study indicates that the...
    • [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...
    • [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...
    • [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. –...
    • First sketches for Windsor Castle [George Cruikshank].

    • Anne Boleyn, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, 1507-1536, depicted.;Ainsworth, William Harrison, 1805-1882. Windsor Castle, depicted.;Henry VIII, King of England, 1491-1547, depicted.
    • History: The central sketch is a preliminary design for a plate to 'Windsor Castle' a short historical romance by W. Harrison Ainsworth which was published in serial in Ainsworth's Magazine, 1842-1843. The work was later published separately, in...
    • King Lear and his daughters [John Flaxman].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Lear. Act 1. Scene 1, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – King Lear, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Cordelia, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 –...
    • Date range based on assumption that Flaxman is the artist. – This record contains unverifiable data from old cards and may contain incorrect or incomplete text. Please consult Curator for assistance. – On laid paper, J Whatman watermark (not...
    • King Lear & Fool, "King Lear" D.

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Lear. Act 3. Scene 2, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – King Lear, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Fool (King Lear), depicted.; Lear, King (Legendary character),...
    • Title derived from penciled note on verso of drawing. Drawing is initialed in lower right. – History: Drawing is part of a series of designs done for the 'Darley gallery of Shakespearean illustration' (published in 1884) which was made up of 30...
    • [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...
    • [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...
    • [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...
    • [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...
    • Illustrations of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra [Frank Howard].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Antony and Cleopatra, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Antony, depicted.;Antonius, Marcus, 83?-30 B.C. – In literature, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Cleopatra,...
    • 21 designs for 13 etchings. Items are attached to paper, beneath some of the designs the resulting etching is also attached. Labels with act, scene and quotation are attached to most, apparently by the bookseller. Items are numbered but unsigned. –...
    • [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...

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