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The American edition of Boydell's Illustrations of the Dramatic works of Shakespeare,

Author: John BoydellJosiah BoydellShearjashub SpoonerRobert SmirkeHenry FuseliAll authors
Publisher: New-York: Restored and Pub. with original descriptions of the plates, by Shearjashub Spooner, 1852.
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Genre/Form: Illustrations
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Boydell; Josiah Boydell; Shearjashub Spooner; Robert Smirke; Henry Fuseli; James Northcote
OCLC Number: 2298173
Notes: Title-vignettes.
Printed from the original copper plates, restored; 100 designs (including the portraits of George III and Queen Charlotte, and the title-vignettes) Each design is accompanied by a leaf of descriptive letterpress with quotations from the text it illustrates. The original edition by John and Josiah Boydell, appeared under title: A collection of prints, from pictures painted for the purpose of illustrating the Dramatic works of Shakspeare, by the artists of Great Britain ... London, 1803, 2 v.
The order differs somewhat from that of the original (Lear being transferred to the first volume) Some of the plates and leaves of text are mounted on cloth.
Of the artists, Smirke, Fuseli, and Northcote contributed the largest number of plates; the others including Reynolds, Opie, and Stothard, are represented by from one to five plates each, engraved by R. Thew, T. Ryder, P. Simon and others.
Description: 2 volumes frontispieces (portrait) 96 plates 72 x 57 cm
Responsibility: by the most eminent artists of Great Britain ...

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