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Artist: Robert Thew after Josiah Boydell
Title: Boydell Shakespeare - Second Part of King Henry the Fourth
Method: Stipple engraving
Size: 570mm by 415mm (platemark)
Id Number: 01506
Description: Depicts Act IV Scene IV - The Palace at Westminster - King Henry and the Prince of Wales.
John Boydell (1719-1804) commissioned paintings of scenes from Shakespeare from leading British artists for his Shakespeare Gallery, a phenomenally successful project credited with changing the course of English painting by creating a market for historical and literary works. Boydell issued the first set of engravings based on the paintings in 1791, then published a nine-volume folio edition in 1802, and two-volume elephant folios of all the engravings based on the paintings in the gallery in 1803.
Slight cockling to the sheet. One faint printers crease across the image. Some marks in the title area.
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