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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...
    • [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...
    • [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...
    • 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...
    • [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...
    • [Illustrations to As you like it] Hu. Thomson.

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. As you like it, depicted.
    • Title devised by cataloger. – Artist: Identification from signature and bookseller. Thomson was a noted watercolor artist and illustrator. He illustrated the works of Austen, Burney and J. M. Barrie, among others, and contributed illustrations to...
    • [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...
    • [Illustrations to Shakespeare - group scenes (tableaux)] [John Wright].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merchant of Venice, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. As you like it, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Love's labour's lost,...
    • Collection title devised by cataloger. – All but one or two of the drawings were glued to a backing, which has since been removed (with the exception of the items bound in ART Vol. d98, some of which are still matted). Most of these backings bore...
    • [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...
    • [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 - 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'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...
    • [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...
    • [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...
    • 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. –...
    • Ariel on a bat's back [George Cruikshank].

    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Tempest, depicted.;Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Characters – Ariel, depicted.; Ariel (Fictitious character : Shakespeare), depicted.
    • Drawing is neither signed nor labeled. It has been executed on an oval shape and there are pencil notations around the edge of the oval concerning mounting. There are pencil and ink sketches in the margins as well. The sketch is on the verso of a...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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....

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