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    • [A poor player] M.S.

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth. Act 5. Scene 5, depicted.
    • Title devised by cataloger. – Date range based on style of drawing and on type of paper (wove). – Artist: No Maggie Stronach is listed in art ref. sources although the Antique Collectors Club Dictionary of British artists 1880-1940 lists a George...
    • [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...
    • [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 289...
    • [A scene from King Henry IV, pt. 2 or Merry wives] [John Wright].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry IV. Part 2. Act 2. Scene 4, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merry wives of Windsor, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Falstaff, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616...
    • Title devised by cataloger. – Artist: Drawing was sold by John Anderson Jr. as the work of J.M.W. Turner which it obviously is not. Edward Croft-Murray of the British Museum identified it as the work of Wright. The drawing is, however, dissimilar...
    • [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...
    • [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...
    • [Ariel on a bat's back] Louis Rhead.

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Tempest, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters, depicted.; Ariel (Fictitious character : Shakespeare), depicted.
    • Title devised by cataloger. – Illustration was designed for an edition of Lamb's Tales, copyrighted 1918. 'Wrapper insert' and '3 color process' noted in pencil on verso, however it was reproduced in black and white as a full page illustration. –...
    • [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...
    • [Bottom and Titania, Romeo at the apothecary] Geo. Cruikshank, 1867.

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Midsummer night's dream, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Bottom, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Titania, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Romeo and...
    • Title devised by cataloger. – Artist: The works have been entered under Cruikshank junior because, though they are signed Geo. Cruikshank, the painting is very amateurish and does not appear to be the work of the elder Cruikshank. Cruikshank the...
    • [Comedy and tragedy] [John Wright].

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    • History: Wright was known to have done numerous designs for literary annuals of the 19th century. These drawings may have been among them. – Provenance: Drawings were purchased as part of a collection of Shakespearean illustrations, mostly...
    • [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...
    • [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...
    • [Falstaff scolding Francis]

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry IV. Part 1. Act 2. Scene 4, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Falstaff, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Francis, depicted.; Falstaff, John, Sir (Fictitious...
    • Title devised by cataloger. – Provenance: This item, along with ART Box C955 no.54 and 55, was purchased from the sale of the collection of Samuel Henry Austin, held by the American Art Association, April 23-24, 1917. According to the catalog of...
    • [G.F. Cooke as Richard III] [John Thomas Barber Beaumont].

    • 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,...
    • Artist: Portrait matches an engraving of Cooke by A. Chardon, after a miniature by J.T. Barber, 1805 (Barber later added Beaumont to his name). Item is either after or by Barber Beaumont, a British miniaturist who exhibited R.A. 1794-1806. The...
    • [H. Beerbohm Tree as] Hamlet [Augustus Toedteberg].

    • Tree, Herbert Beerbohm, Sir, 1853-1917 – Performances, depicted.;Tree, Herbert Beerbohm, Sir, 1853-1917, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Hamlet, depicted.; Hamlet...
    • 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...
    • [Harry St. Maur as Mercutio] M. Stretch, Augt. 1876.

    • Saint Maur, Harry, depicted.;Saint Maur, Harry – Performances, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Romeo and Juliet, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Mercutio, depicted.; Mercutio (Fictitious character),...
    • Artist: Stretch was a figure and humorous artist who did illustrations for magazines. – History: FSL has several works by Stretch similar to this portrait. Some of these we know to have been engraved, due to listings in Harv. This particular...
    • [Henry VIII, act II, sc. 3] I. Stephanoff, 1824.

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry VIII. Act 2. Scene 3, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Anne Bullen, depicted.;Anne Boleyn, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, 1507-1536 – In literature,...
    • Title devised by cataloger. – An antechamber in the Queen's apartments, a portrait of Henry VIII on center of back wall. Anne Bullen is standing, center in a gold dress, looking to right towards the Lord Chamberlain. Seated to left is an older...
    • [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...
    • [Illustration and initial letters for King Lear in Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare] [Louis Rhead].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Lear, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – King Lear, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Regan,...
    • Title devised by cataloger. – Illustrations were designed for an edition of Lamb's Tales, copyrighted 1918. Cardboard mount has "King Lear" written in the top center. The illustrations are of Lear on his throne, with Regan and Goneril nearby; the...

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