The dramatic works of Shakspeare rev. by George Steevens ...
|Main Author:||Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.|
|Related Names:||Westall, Richard 1765-1836, ill., Hamilton, William 1751-1801, ill., Smirke, Robert 1752-1845, ill., Boydell, Josiah 1752-1817., Steevens, George 1736-1800., Boydell, John 1720-1804.|
London : Printed by W. Bulmer and co., for John and Josiah Boydell, G. and W. Nicol, 1802.
Plates, dated 1791-1803, are mainly by R. Smirke, W. Hamilton, R. Westall, F. Wheatley, James Northcote, with a few each by Reynolds, Opie, Stothard, and others. Among the engravers who executed the greatest number of plates are James Parker, Anker Smith, and James Heath.
"Boydell's Graphic illustrations &c." must not be confused with their "Collection of prints, from pictures painted for the purpose of illustrating the dramatic works of Shakspeare," London, 1803, two large folios containing larger plates (100, including the portraits of the King and Queen prefixed, and the two title-vignettes) most of which are entirely different from these smaller plates.
No table of contents or list of plates is given, but the plates correspond with the list given in "Boydell's Graphic illustrations of the dramatic works of Shakspeare," a separate issue of the plates, except that the latter lacks a variation of the first plate in Richard III (Gloster and the princes) while it has in addition (as frontispiece) "Shakspeare nursed by Tragedy and Comedy," a portrait of John Boydell, a variation of Juliet's supposed death, and a second plate in Titus Adronicus (Lavinia nursing her young nephew, by T. Kirk)
Dedication (dated 1803) signed: John Boydell, Josiah Boydell, George Nicol; "Advertisement" signed: G. N.
Originally issued in 18 parts, 1791, 1802.
front., 96 pl.
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