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    • [Unidentified classical scene]

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    • Date range based on style of drawing and on watermark in paper (1801). – Artist: Drawing is executed in the outline fashion traditionally associated with such artists as Flaxman, Fuseli, Blake and Stothard. The sale catalog from which this drawing...
    • 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...
    • [Two women and a man in Elizabethan dress]

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    • Title devised by cataloger. – Artist: Attributions of the labels have been rejected due to the work's dissimilarity to other items in the FSL attributed to Wright. Labeling was possibly done by the seller. The item is somewhat similar in style to...
    • [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...
    • A.A. Addams as Hamlet [Augustus Toedteberg].

    • Addams, Augustus A., d. 1851 – Performances, depicted.;Addams, Augustus A., d. 1851, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Hamlet, depicted.; Hamlet (Legendary character),...
    • Title from pencil note on verso of Folger copy. Full figure portrait, standing to front, looking left, cloak over left arm which is held across chest. Inlaid to larger sheet, unsigned. – All the works by Toedteberg that Folger owns are theatrical...
    • 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...
    • [The revival of Richard II at His Majesty's Theatre] [Paul Thiriat].

    • Asche, Oscar, 1871-1936 – Performances, depicted.;Asche, Oscar, 1871-1936, depicted.;Haviland, William, 1857-1917, depicted.;Haviland, William, 1857-1917 – Performances, depicted.;Tree, Herbert Beerbohm, Sir, 1853-1917 – Performances,...
    • Artist: Unable to find Thiriat listed in art reference sources. He is, however, given a cross reference in BMC as the illustrator of P. Acker's Le Soldat Bernard, 1909. – History: Drawing was published on the title page of the Sept. 12, 1903 (Vol....
    • Mr. J.H. Barnes as Macbeth M. Stretch, Novr. 1, 1882.

    • Barnes, J. H. (John Henry), 1850-1925 – Performances, depicted.;Barnes, J. H. (John Henry), 1850-1925, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Macbeth, depicted.;Macbeth, King of...
    • Title derived from pencil note in upper right corner of drawing. – Artist: Stretch was a figure and humorous artist who did illustrations for magazines. – Full figure, standing to front, looking left, sword in right hand, shield in left. Title...
    • Mr. Wilson Barrett as Mercutio M. Stretch, April 1881.

    • Barrett, Wilson, 1848-1904 – Performances, depicted.;Barrett, Wilson, 1848-1904, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Romeo and Juliet, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Mercutio, depicted.; Mercutio (Fictitious...
    • Title derived from note in blue pencil, lower right corner of drawing. – Artist: Stretch was a figure and humorous artist who worked for magazines. – Full figure, to left, standing, left hand on hilt of sword, right hand raised almost to face....
    • [Robert Bensley as Prospero in The tempest] R. Dighton. del.

    • Bensley, Robert, 1742-1817 – Performances, depicted.;Bensley, Robert, 1742-1817, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Tempest, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Prospero, depicted.; Prospero (Fictitious character),...
    • Artist: Identification taken from signature and work's similarity to other drawings by Dighton. As well as being a portrait painter and caricaturist, Dighton was connected with the theater as an actor, a singer, a scene painter and a dramatist. –...
    • The tempest, act 1 Paul Thiriat.

    • Bond, Acton, 1861-1941 – Performances, depicted.;Bond, Acton, 1861-1941, depicted.;Firmin, Dorothy, b. 1888 – Performances, depicted.;Firmin, Dorothy, b. 1888, depicted.;Norman, Thyrza, b. 1884 – Performances, depicted.;Norman, Thyrza, b. 1884,...
    • Title from inked note in upper left corner of margin. Pencil in bottom margin: 'Sphere, Tues ...' and '4 1/4 x 5 3/4'. Drawn on illustration board. Signed. – History: Drawing was probably reproduced in an issue of The sphere for 1903 sometime...
    • 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...
    • Mr. Brook [sic] as Hamlet / [Issac Robert Cruikshank, probable artist].

    • Brooke, Gustavus Vaughan, 1818-1866 – Performances, depicted.;Brooke, Gustavus Vaughan, 1818-1866, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Hamlet, depicted.; Actors – 19th century,...
    • Artist: Signature varies from examples in Nahum and Nagler however there are many variants in Cruikshank's signature and this, having been executed with a brush, may differ from etched or inked signatures. Cruikshank executed numerous theatrical...
    • Mr. Brook [sic] as Iago / [Issac Robert Cruikshank, probable artist].

    • Brooke, Gustavus Vaughan, 1818-1866 – Performances, depicted.;Brooke, Gustavus Vaughan, 1818-1866, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Iago, depicted.; Actors – 19th century,...
    • Artist: Signature varies from existing examples of Cruikshank's monogram found in Nahum 'Mongograms of Victorian...artists' and Nagler 'Die Monogramisten', however, there seem to be many variants in Cruikshank's signature and since a brush was...
    • The coffee tree T. Harmer.

    • Coffee plants – 18th century, depicted.
    • Title from penned note above drawing. Folger copy signed T. Harmer and dated 1739. The last number of the date given here may be incorrect as the actual number has been copied over and the ink has run. There are pencil markings on the surface of...
    • 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...

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