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    • [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. –...
    • 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....
    • Lydia Kelly as Rosalind [in As you like it] [Augustus Toedteberg].

    • Kelly, Lydia, b. 1795 – Performances, depicted.;Kelly, Lydia, b. 1795, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. As you like it, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Rosalind, depicted.; Rosalind (Fictitious character :...
    • 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 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...
    • 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...
    • Shakespeare / Martin Droeshout ; J.C. Armytage.

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, depicted.
    • C.f. Hinman, Charlton. Printing and Proof-reading of the First Folio of Shakespeare ... 1963 (i. 248-249). – Differs from later states in that it lacks the shadow on the ruff under Shakespeare's left ear. – Encapsulated with a note in...
    • [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...
    • Bottom the weaver George Cruikshank.

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Midsummer night's dream, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Bottom, depicted.; Bottom (Fictitious character), depicted.
    • Title derived from penned note beneath image. – On the verso is a ms. letter which is dated Aug.9 1851 (or 1857, the top of the paper being cut off). – History: The only item pertaining to Midsummer Night's Dream listed in the Reid Catalogue of...
    • Titania and Bottom the weaver George Cruikshank.

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Midsummer night's dream, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Titania, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Bottom, depicted.; Titania (Fictitious character), depicted.;Bottom...
    • Title derived from penciled note beneath image. – History: The only item pertaining to Midsummer Night's Dream listed in the Reid Catalogue of Cruikshank's Work is a woodcut, no.3564, which was designed by Cruikshank and engraved by T. Wright. The...
    • [Portrait of a woman] / [A.B.].

    • Halkett, Anne, Lady, 1622-1699, depicted.
    • Half length portrait, to right, looking front, wearing a hood tied under chin. Initialed in ink, bottom right, "A.B./Delin./Anno/1706." – History: Unable to find similar rendering in FSL sources for portraits. – Provenance: The volume in which the...
    • Titania and Bottom the weaver George Cruikshank.

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Midsummer night's dream, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Titania, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Bottom, depicted.; Titania (Fictitious character), depicted.;Bottom...
    • Title derived from penned note beneath image. – History: The only item pertaining to Midsummer Night's Dream listed in the Reid Catalogue of Cruikshank's Work is a woodcut, no.3564, which was designed by Cruikshank and engraved by T. Wright. The...
    • [Illustrations to Merry wives of Windsor] Hu. Thomson.

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merry wives of Windsor, depicted.
    • Title devised by cataloger. – History: Drawings were designed as illustrations to a gift book edition of Merry wives of Windsor which was published by William Heineman in 1910. The volume was printed with 40 illustrations which were reproduced as...
    • [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...
    • Edwin Booth as Shylock [Victor Moblard].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merchant of Venice, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Shylock, depicted.;Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893, depicted.;Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893 – Performances, depicted.; Shylock (Fictitious character),...
    • This record contains unverifiable data from old cards and may contain incorrect or incomplete text. Please consult Curator for assistance. – Title from label below portrait. Vignette, bust portrait to right, wearing a cap and a beard. Unsigned. –...
    • [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 verso...
    • 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 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 for...

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