Shakespeare Gallery folio, "As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII". As etched by P.W. Tomkins, after the painting by R. Smirke. by J. & J. Boydell Publishers

Shakespeare Gallery folio,  As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII.  As etched by P.W. Tomkins, after the painting by R. Smirke. by J. & J. Boydell Publishers

Shakespeare Gallery folio, "As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII". As etched by P.W. Tomkins, after the painting by R. Smirke.

J. & J. Boydell Publishers

Title

Shakespeare Gallery folio, "As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII". As etched by P.W. Tomkins, after the painting by R. Smirke.

 
Artist
Year
1801  
Technique
engraving 
Image Size
17 7/8 x 21 1/8" " platemark 
Signature
engraved, lower right 
Edition Size
not stated; this image most likely from first edition 
Annotations
engraved: title and date of publication, pblshr's name and address, excerpt from play, both painter and etcher's names beneath image. 
Reference
 
Paper
heavy antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
John Boydell: J. & J., Publishers 
Inventory ID
16612 
Price
$400.00 
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.