Shakespeare Gallery folio, "King Henry the Eighth, Act V, Scene IV". As etched by J. Collier after the painting by Rev. Will Peters. by J. & J. Boydell Publishers

Shakespeare Gallery folio, King Henry the Eighth, Act V, Scene IV.  As etched by J. Collier after the painting by Rev. Will Peters. by J. & J. Boydell Publishers

Shakespeare Gallery folio, "King Henry the Eighth, Act V, Scene IV". As etched by J. Collier after the painting by Rev. Will Peters.

J. & J. Boydell Publishers

Title

Shakespeare Gallery folio, "King Henry the Eighth, Act V, Scene IV". As etched by J. Collier after the painting by Rev. Will Peters.

 
Artist
Year
1796  
Technique
engraving 
Image Size
19 5/8 x 25" 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
16616 
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.