Shakespeare Gallery folio's frontispiece: "Shakespeare- Nursed by Tragedy and Comedy", as engraved by Benjamin Smith, after the painting G. Romney Esq. by J. & J. Boydell Publishers

Shakespeare Gallery folios frontispiece: Shakespeare- Nursed by Tragedy and Comedy, as engraved by Benjamin Smith, after the painting G. Romney Esq. by J. & J. Boydell Publishers

Shakespeare Gallery folio's frontispiece: "Shakespeare- Nursed by Tragedy and Comedy", as engraved by Benjamin Smith, after the painting G. Romney Esq.

J. & J. Boydell Publishers

Title

Shakespeare Gallery folio's frontispiece: "Shakespeare- Nursed by Tragedy and Comedy", as engraved by Benjamin Smith, after the painting G. Romney Esq.

 
Artist
Year
1803  
Technique
engraving 
Image Size
14 1/4 x 17 1/2" platemark 
Signature
engraved, lower right 
Edition Size
not stated; this image most likely from first edition 
Annotations
engraved below image: engraver and painter signatures; below title: London: Pub. Dec. 1st, 1803 by J.R. BOYDELL, at the Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall, & No. 90 Cheapside 
Reference
 
Paper
heavy antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
John Boydell: J. & J., Publishers 
Inventory ID
16597 
Price
$350.00 
Description
THE BOYDELL SHAKESPEARE FOLIO included 167 engravings, dating from 1791 to 1803, that were adapted from paintings shown at the Shakespeare Gallery in London in the late eighteenth century. John Boydell (1719 - 1804) was a noted engraver, publisher, print-seller, and even Lord Mayor of London, who established the Shakespeare Gallery and sold to subscribers engravings of the paintings shown there. His nephew, Josiah Boydell, published the collected engravings after John Boydell's death.