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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...
    • [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...
    • 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 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...
    • [Illustrations to Shakespeare's Falstaff plays] [John Massey Wright].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry IV, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Henry V, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merry wives of Windsor, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Troilus and Cressida,...
    • Collection title devised by cataloger. – All of the items, with the exception of ART Vol. d98 no.12 and no.14, have been removed from their backings. ART Vol. d98 no.12 and 14 are labeled in the brown ink Roman capitals found on other backings...
    • [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 –...
    • 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...
    • [Illustrations to Shakespeare - small vignettes] [John Massey Wright].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Timon of Athens, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry VI. Part 3, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Love's labour's lost, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Comedy of errors,...
    • Collection title devised by cataloger. – All of the items (except ART Vol. d98 items) have been removed from their former backings, which were labeled with the title of the play, act and scene division and the quotation being illustrated, written...
    • [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...
    • [Scenes from Two gentlemen of Verona] [John Wright].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Two gentlemen of Verona, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Proteus, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Julia, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 –...
    • Collection title devised by cataloger. – Artist: Attribution taken from pencil notes and booksellers. – Items vary greatly in size and tone and are grouped together solely due to subject matter. The first item is labeled on the verso with play...
    • [Illustrations to Shakespeare - loosely executed (horizontal)] [John Wright].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. All's well that ends well. Act 1. Scene 1, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry IV. Part 2. Act 2. Scene 4, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Henry V. Act 4. Scene 4, depicted.;Shakespeare,...
    • Collection title devised by cataloger. – History: This set of watercolors appears to have been done as a series or part of a series. Items are similarly mounted and labeled which seems to verify this assumption. Unfortunately the items were not...
    • [A scene from Love's labour's lost - act IV, sc. 3] [John Wright].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Love's labour's lost. Act 4. Scene 3, depicted.; Cupid (Roman deity), depicted.
    • Collection title devised by cataloger. – Both items are labeled with the play title in pencil in the lower right corner of the backing to which they have been glued. The first item is initialed 'JMW. in pencil in the lower right corner of the...
    • [Illustrations to Shakespeare - loosely executed (vertical)] [John Wright].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. As you like it. Act 3. Scene 2, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry IV. Part 1. Act 2. Scene 3, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Titus Andronicus. Act 2. Scene 3, depicted.;Shakespeare,...
    • Collection title devised by cataloger. – Provenance: Items were formerly part of ART Inventory 289 (no.26, 36, 41, 90, 91), a collection of 122 Shakespearean watercolors most of which are attributed to Wright. For provenance information see...
    • Masquerade J.M.W.

    • Masquerades – 18th century, depicted.;Masquerades – 19th century, depicted.
    • Title derived from pencil note in lower left corner. "J.M.W." is also in pencil in the same hand, lower right corner. – History: Wright was known to have done numerous designs for literary annuals of the 19th century which were known to...
    • [Illustrations to Twelfth night and Merry wives] E.F. Burney.

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merry wives of Windsor. Act 2. Scene 2, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Falstaff, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Alice Ford, depicted.;Shakespeare, William,...
    • Date range is based on style of drawings. – Artist: E.F. Burney was the nephew of Charles Burney, the musicologist, and cousin to Fanny Burney whose portrait he painted. He was a book illustrator of the late 18th century who contributed to Bell's...
    • [A scene from Cymbeline - act III, sc. 6] [John Wright].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Cymbeline. Act 3. Scene 6, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Imogen, depicted.; Imogen (Fictitious character : Shakespeare), depicted.
    • Title devised by cataloger. – Artist: Attribution is taken from the bookseller. – Item is glued to a backing which bears no label. It measures approximately 5 1/2 x 5 in. and is unsigned. – Provenance: Item was formerly part of ART Inventory...
    • 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 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 –...
    • 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 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 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 –...
    • 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....
    • [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...

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