Detail View: LUNA: Folger Digital Image Collection: A collection of prints, from pictures painted for the purpose of illustrating the dramatic works of Shakspeare / by the artists of Great-Britain.

Digital Image File Name: 
150960
Source Call Number: 
ART Flat b1-2 copy 1 v.1
Source Creator: 
Boydell, John, 1720-1804, author.
Source Title: 
A collection of prints, from pictures painted for the purpose of illustrating the dramatic works of Shakspeare / by the artists of Great-Britain.
Source Created or Published: 
1803
Physical Description: 
front inside cover
Digital Image Type: 
FSL collection
HAMNET CATALOG RECORD: 
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Creator (Hamnet): 
Boydell, John, 1720-1804, author.
Title (Hamnet): 
A collection of prints, from pictures painted for the purpose of illustrating the dramatic works of Shakspeare / by the artists of Great-Britain.
Place of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet): 
London :
Publisher (Hamnet): 
Published by John and Josiah Boydell :
Date of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet): 
1803.
Physical Description (Hamnet): 
2 v. : ill. ; 69 cm
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85120954 - Illustrations.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Boydell, Josiah, 1752-1817.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Borden, Matthew C. D. (Matthew Chaloner Durfee), 1842-1912, former owner.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Dedication and preface by Josiah Boydell dated 1805; the 98 plates are dated 1790-1804.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Of the artists, Smirke, Fuseli, and Northcote contributed the largest number of plates; the others, including Reynolds, Romney, Opie, and Stothard, are represented by one to five plates each; engraved by R. Thew, T. Ryder, P. Simon and others.
Notes (Hamnet): 
2 title vignettes (of Anne S. Damer's bas reliefs).
Notes (Hamnet): 
Sometimes confused with "Boydell's graphic illustrations ... of Shakspeare", 1804?, a separate issue of the (smaller) plates prepared for their edition of Shakespeare, 1802, which also consists of 100 plates, most of them quite different from these large plates.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Vol. 1 contains frontispiece (full length portrait of George III, by Sir W. Beechey) and 46 plates, 40 to 46 being Smirke's Seven ages of man. -- Vol. 2 contains frontispiece (portrait of Queen Charlotte, also by Beechey) and 50 plates, the last three "not engraved from the large pictures, but may be added to vol. II". These three are: Romney's "Shakspear nursed by tragedy and comedy", Westall's "Imogen in boy's clothes", and Josiah Boydell's "Desdemona asleep". Including the title vignettes, 100 designs in all. Cf. List of plates, vol. 2.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Copy 1, Copy 4. Washington, D.C., Folger Shakespeare Library, 2007. Marketing Shakespeare. DFo
Notes (Hamnet): 
DCFGRLA.D930125.T211059
Folger Holdings Notes (Hamnet): 
Includes 29 color and hand-colored print duplicates and 8 prints in proof state. Vol. 1 table of contents does not mention plates 40-46 (Smirke's Seven ages of man), which are included in the volume. Vol. 2 table of contents lacking total number of plates statement. Vol. 2 has added color print "King John ratifying the Magna Carta at Runnemede" by William Wynne Ryland after John H. Mortimer, London: Colnaghi, Sala & Co., July 1, 1799. Manuscript notes in table of contents.
Call Number (Hamnet): 
ART Flat b1-2 copy 1