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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

In a series devoted to poets, the engraver and antiquary Vertue based this image on the Chandos portrait of Shakespeare, a painting with a good claim to have been made during he subject's lifetime. Once owned b... more

King Henry the Eighth and Anna Bullen

King Henry the Eighth and Anna Bullen

William Hogarth (British, London 1697–1764 London)

Mr. Garrick in the Character of Richard III

Mr. Garrick in the Character of Richard III

Hogarth represents his close friend, the actor David Garrick, as Richard III waking from a vision of the ghosts of those he murdered to attain the throne. The scene occurs in act 5, scene 7 of Shakespeare's pla... more

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Engraved by Houbraken for "Birch's Heads," this portrait shows Shakespeare wearing a simple jacket and soft white collar, and is based on the Chandos portrait of ca. 1610, attributed to John Taylor (National Po... more

Mr. Garrick in Hamlet / B. Wilson pinxt ; J. McArdell fecit.

Mr. Garrick in Hamlet / B. Wilson pinxt ; J. McArdell fecit.

David Garrick in Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 4, three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing right, with hands raised.

David Garrick in Hamlet (Shakespeare, Act 1, Scene 4)

David Garrick in Hamlet (Shakespeare, Act 1, Scene 4)

James McArdell (Irish, Dublin 1729–1765 London)

David Garrick as King Lear (Shakespeare, King Lear, Act 3, Scene 1)

David Garrick as King Lear (Shakespeare, King Lear, Act 3, Scene 1)

Garrick, who spearheaded the eighteenth-century Shakespeare revival, appears here as King Lear. In the play, the king is cast out by his power-hungry daughters, and wanders on a stormy heath attended by the fai... more

Mr. Garrick in the Character of King Lear (Shakespeare, King Lear, Act 3, Scene 1)

Mr. Garrick in the Character of King Lear (Shakespeare, King Lear, Act...

James McArdell (Irish, Dublin 1729–1765 London)

William Shakespeare (formerly known as)

William Shakespeare (formerly known as)

Engraved as a frontispiece for Charles Jennens's 1770 edition of "King Lear," this engraving is based on the Cornelius Johnson (or Janssen) portrait, believed in the 19th century to represent Shakespeare at th... more

Macbeth and the Witches (Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act 1, Scene 1)

Macbeth and the Witches (Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act 1, Scene 1)

William Woollett (British, Maidstone, Kent 1735–1785 London)

Miss Lydia Hone – "Her beauty hangs on the Cheek of Night, like a rich Jewel in an Ethiop's Ear"

Miss Lydia Hone – "Her beauty hangs on the Cheek of Night, like a rich...

John Raphael Smith (British, baptized Derby 1751–1812 Doncaster)

"I saw a smith stand with his hammer thus..." (Shakespeare, King John, Act 4, Scene 4)

"I saw a smith stand with his hammer thus..." (Shakespeare, King John,...

Richard Houston (Irish, Dublin 1721/22–1775 London)

portrait from "The Plays of William Shakespeare. In ten volumes. With the corrections and illustrations of various commentators; to which are added notes by S. Johnson and G. Steevens. With an Appendix"

portrait from "The Plays of William Shakespeare. In ten volumes. With ...

This image has been taken from scan 000010 from volume 00 of "The Plays of William Shakespeare. In ten volumes. With the corrections and illustrations of various commentators; to which are added notes by S. Joh... more

Clarence's Dream (Shakespeare, Richard III, Act 1, Scene 4)

Clarence's Dream (Shakespeare, Richard III, Act 1, Scene 4)

When just seventeen, Blake engraved this design by Stothard for William Enfield's "The Speaker, or Miscellaneous Pieces Selected from the Best English Writers." Kneeling in the foreground, the Duke of Clarence ... more

Miss Younge, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Love, and Mr. Waldron, in the Characters of Viola, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Sir Toby Belch, and Fabian (Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act 3, Scene 4)

Miss Younge, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Love, and Mr. Waldron, in the Characters of...

Four eighteenth-century actors appear here in the duel scene of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." Elizabeth Younge portrays Viola (disguised as the page Cesario), timorously holding a sword while urged to fight by... more

Miss Younge, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Love, and Mr. Waldron, in th Characters of Viola, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Sir Toby Belch, and Fabian (Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act 3, Scene 4)

Miss Younge, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Love, and Mr. Waldron, in th Characters of ...

Eighteenth-century actors appear here in the duel scene in act 3 of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." Elizabeth Younge portrays Viola (disguised as the page Cesario), timorously holding a sword while urged on by F... more

Edgar (Twelve Characters from Shakespeare)

Edgar (Twelve Characters from Shakespeare)

Mortimer admired Salvator Rosa, absorbed aspects of his dramatic style, and sought British equivalents for his subjects. This etching comes from a series that Mortimer devoted to leading Shakespearean character... more

Richard II (Twelve Characters from Shakespeare)

Richard II (Twelve Characters from Shakespeare)

Mortimer admired Salvator Rosa, absorbed aspects of his dramatic style, and sought British equivalents for his poetic subjects. This etching comes from a series devoted to leading Shakespearean characters, base... more

Ophelia (Twelve Characters from Shakespeare)

Ophelia (Twelve Characters from Shakespeare)

Mortimer admired Salvator Rosa, absorbed aspects of his dramatic style, and sought British equivalents for his subjects. This etching comes from a series that Mortimer devoted to leading Shakespearean character... more

Poet (Twelve Characters from Shakespeare)

Poet (Twelve Characters from Shakespeare)

Mortimer admired Salvator Rosa, absorbed aspects of his dramatic style, and sought British equivalents for his subjects. This etching comes from a series that Mortimer devoted to leading Shakespearean character... more