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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. –...
    • 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...
    • 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....
    • 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...
    • [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...
    • [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...
    • [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 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...
    • Fitz-Greene Halleck / Inman, del. ; Parker, sc.

    • Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867, depicted.
    • Facsimile autograph. – "Painted and engraved for the New York Mirror, volume fourteen"--inscribed beneath image. – This record contains unverified data from old cards and may contain incorrect or incomplete text. Please consult Curator for...
    • 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...
    • 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. –...
    • 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...
    • [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 a...
    • 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...
    • [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...

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