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    • Illustrations of Shakespeare's Julius Ceasar [Frank Howard].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Julius Caesar, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Antony, depicted.;Antonius, Marcus, 83?-30 B.C. – In literature, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Marcus Brutus,...
    • 13 designs for 9 etchings. Items are attached to paper, beneath the designs the resulting or corresponding etching is also attached. Typed labels with act, scene and quotation are attached to most, apparently by the bookseller. Items are numbered...
    • 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. –...
    • Illustrations of Shakespeare's Midsummer night's dream [Frank Howard].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Midsummer night's dream, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Titania, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Bottom, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters –...
    • 22 designs for 16 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. –...
    • G.F. Cooke as Richard III [Augustus Toedteberg].

    • Cooke, George Frederick, 1756-1812 – Performances, depicted.;Cooke, George Frederick, 1756-1812, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Richard III, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – King Richard III,...
    • 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 from the sale of Toedteberg's...
    • J.B. Booth as Sir Edward Mortemar [sic] [Augustus Toedteberg].

    • Booth, Junius Brutus, 1796-1852 – Performances, depicted.;Booth, Junius Brutus, 1796-1852, depicted.;Colman, George, 1762-1836. Iron chest, depicted.;Colman, George, 1732-1794 – Characters – Sir Edward Mortimer, depicted.; Mortimer, Edward, Sir...
    • 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 from the sale of Toedteberg's...
    • [A scene from King Henry IV, pt. 2] [John Wright].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry IV. Part 2. Act II. Scene 4, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Falstaff, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Doll Tearsheet, depicted.;Shakespeare, William,...
    • Artist identification taken from bookseller and penciled note on verso. Colors are mostly browns and golds with some blue/green highlights and bits of red. Item isn't signed. – Artist: In style, in the shape of faces and in the formation of...
    • Macbeth and the murderers

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Macbeth, depicted.;Macbeth, King of Scotland, 11th cent. – In literature, depicted.
    • Artist: According to Mrs. Folger's file and case list information the drawing was sold to the Folgers as being the work of George Cattermole. Due to a lack of identifiable style or signature, and to the confusion with provenance (see below), work...
    • 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 been...
    • Olivia's garden, a scene from Twelfth night / [George Cruikshank, likely artist].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Twelfth night. Act 3. Scene 4, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Malvolio, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Maria (Twelfth night), depicted.;Shakespeare, William,...
    • Artist: Artist attribution from signature and bookseller. The subject, however is not listed in any of the catalogs of Cruikshank's works (Reid, Cohn, and Widener). – Provenance: Item was purchased by the Folgers from Maggs Bros. May 28, 1925. –...
    • The duel between Viola and Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth night (act III, sc.4) [Henry William...

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Twelfth night. Act 3. Scene 4, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Viola, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Fabian, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters...
    • Artist: Artist attribution is derived from original bookseller. The bookseller dated the work circa 1790 and so probably did not see the signature. – History: An engraving portraying the same scene was designed by Bunbury and engraved by C. Knight...
    • Malvolio H.H.

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Twelfth night. Act 2. Scene 5, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Malvolio, depicted.; Malvolio (Fictitious character), depicted.
    • Artist: Artist's full name and identification is derived from provenance information. Herkomer was a popular late Victorian artist who executed several noteworthy portraits and numerous subject paintings. He was elected RA in 1890 and served as...
    • [The tempest] [Richard Westall].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Tempest, depicted.
    • Artist: Attribution is taken from pencil note on Folger copy and bookseller. Work is similar in style to other watercolors attributed to Westall. – Drawing is, at present mounted solidly to artist's board which is labeled in pencil, lower right:...
    • 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...
    • [Scenes from Hamlet and All's well] Coke Smyth.

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. All's well that ends well. Act 5. Scene 3, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Countess of Rossillion, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – King of France (All's well that...
    • Artist: Coke Smyth is listed as exhibiting at the RA from 1842 to 1855. No Shakespearean subjects are noted. Christopher Wood notes him as a painter of figurative subjects who exhibited at BI, RA and SS. His full name was John Richard Coke Smyth...
    • [As you like it, act V, sc. 4] / [Thomas Stothard].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. As you like it. Act 5. Scene 4, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Audrey, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Touchstone, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 –...
    • Artist: Drawing bears some similarities to Stothard's style though it does not exhibit his skill of draughtsmanship and was probably executed by one of his followers. The first initial of the pencil notes giving the artist's name on the mat and...
    • Ingoldsby legends. Merchant of Venice/"'Old Clo'!" / AR.

    • Ingoldsby, Thomas, 1788-1845. Ingoldsby legends, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merchant of Venice, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Shylock, depicted.; Shylock (Fictitious character), depicted.
    • Artist: Drawing was executed early in Rackham's career as an illustrator and is not representative of his best and later work. – History: Design was done as an illustration to Thomas Ingoldsby's Ingoldsby legends, published London, by Dent in 1898....
    • Lament for Imogen A. Rackham.

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Cymbeline, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Imogen, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Guiderius, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Arviragus,...
    • Artist: Drawing was executed early in Rackham's career as an illustrator and reflects the influence of illustrator Hugh Thomson. – History: Executed as an illustration to Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare published by J.M. Dent, originally as a black...
    • Falstaff wooing Mistress Ford, Merry wives of Windsor, act III, sc. 3

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merry wives of Windsor. Act 3. Scene 3, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Alice Ford, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Falstaff, depicted.;Shakespeare, William,...
    • Artist: Drawing was sold to the Folgers as the work of John Masey Wright, however there is no indication in style or evidence in signature or label that this attribution is correct. – Item is glued to a board which bears label giving play, scene...
    • Sweet Anne Page George Cruikshank.

    • 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 – Abraham Slender, depicted.; Page, Anne (Fictitious...
    • Artist: FSL has a letter from Cruikshank to J. Hogg, offering to show a picture from Merry Wives of Windsor [call number Y.c. 686 (4)] Cruikshank drew several subjects from Merry Wives which were used as illustrations to Brough's Life of Falstaff....

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