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William Blake The Horse
William Blake, 1757–1827, British
The Horse
ca. 1805
Pieter van Bleeck Mrs. Cibber as Cordelia
Pieter van Bleeck, 1700–1764, Dutch, active in Britain (from 1723)
Mrs. Cibber as Cordelia
1755
Richard Parkes Bonington A Knight and Page (from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s “Götz von Berlichingen” )
Richard Parkes Bonington, 1802–1828, British
A Knight and Page (from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s “Götz von Berlichingen” )
ca. 1826
Walter Richard Sickert The Taming of the Shrew
Walter Richard Sickert, 1860–1942, British, born in Germany
The Taming of the Shrew
ca. 1937
Benjamin West The Cave of Despair
Benjamin West, 1738–1820, American, active in Britain (from 1763)
The Cave of Despair
1772
Derby porcelain factory Dr. Syntax: Losing His Temper
Derby porcelain factory, founded 1756, British
Dr. Syntax: Losing His Temper
ca. 1810
Francis Wheatley Valentine rescuing Silvia from Proteus, from Shakespeare's "The Two Gentlemen of Verona," Act V, Scene 4, the Outlaws' Cave
Francis Wheatley, 1747–1801, British
Valentine rescuing Silvia from Proteus, from Shakespeare's "The Two Gentlemen of Verona," Act V, Scene 4, the Outlaws' Cave
1792
unknown artist Dr. Syntax: Walking with a Stick
unknown artist, English Pearlware
Dr. Syntax: Walking with a Stick
ca. 1810
Derby porcelain factory Dr. Syntax: On a Horse, Jumping a Gate
Derby porcelain factory, founded 1756, British
Dr. Syntax: On a Horse, Jumping a Gate
ca. 1810
George Stubbs The Farmer's Wife and the Raven
George Stubbs, 1724–1806, British
The Farmer's Wife and the Raven
1786
Benjamin West Cymon and Iphigenia
Benjamin West, 1738–1820, American, active in Britain (from 1763)
Cymon and Iphigenia
ca. 1766
William Hogarth The Beggar's Opera
William Hogarth, 1697–1764, British
The Beggar's Opera
1729
Gilbert Stuart Newton Captain Macheath Upbraided by Polly and Lucy in the 'Beggar's Opera', 1826
Gilbert Stuart Newton, 1794–1835, British
Captain Macheath Upbraided by Polly and Lucy in the 'Beggar's Opera', 1826
1826
Adrien Carpentiers Louis-Francois Roubiliac Modelling His Monument to Shakespeare
Adrien Carpentiers, active 1739–1778, Flemish, active in Britain (from 1739)
Louis-Francois Roubiliac Modelling His Monument to Shakespeare
between 1760 and 1761
Johan Joseph Zoffany RA David Garrick and his wife by his Temple to Shakespeare, Hampton
Johan Joseph Zoffany RA, 1733–1810, German, active in Britain (from 1760)
David Garrick and his wife by his Temple to Shakespeare, Hampton
ca. 1762
Walter Richard Sickert A Theatrical Incident: "As You Like It"
Walter Richard Sickert, 1860–1942, British, born in Germany
A Theatrical Incident: "As You Like It"
1938
Joseph Noel Paton Puck and Fairies, from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Joseph Noel Paton, 1821–1901, British
Puck and Fairies, from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
ca. 1850
Robert Smirke The Seven Ages of Man: The Pantaloon, 'As You Like It,' II, vii
Robert Smirke, 1752–1845, British
The Seven Ages of Man: The Pantaloon, 'As You Like It,' II, vii
between 1798 and 1801
Robert Smirke The Seven Ages of Man: Second Childishness, 'As You Like It,' II, vii
Robert Smirke, 1752–1845, British
The Seven Ages of Man: Second Childishness, 'As You Like It,' II, vii
between 1798 and 1801
Charles Hunt Children Acting the 'Play Scene' from "Hamlet," Act II, Scene ii
Charles Hunt, 1803–1877, British
Children Acting the 'Play Scene' from "Hamlet," Act II, Scene ii
1863
James Northcote Master Betty as Hamlet, before a bust of Shakespeare
James Northcote, 1746–1831, British
Master Betty as Hamlet, before a bust of Shakespeare
between 1804 and 1806
unknown artist Prospero, Miranda and Ariel, from "The Tempest"
unknown artist, eighteenth century
Prospero, Miranda and Ariel, from "The Tempest"
ca. 1780
Robert Smirke The Seven Ages of Man: The Infant, 'As You Like It,' II, vii
Robert Smirke, 1752–1845, British
The Seven Ages of Man: The Infant, 'As You Like It,' II, vii
between 1798 and 1801
Robert Smirke The Seven Ages of Man: The Lover, 'As You Like It,' II, vii
Robert Smirke, 1752–1845, British
The Seven Ages of Man: The Lover, 'As You Like It,' II, vii
between 1798 and 1801
unknown artist Cordelia Championed by the Earl of Kent, from Shakespeare's "King Lear," I, i
unknown artist, eighteenth century
Cordelia Championed by the Earl of Kent, from Shakespeare's "King Lear," I, i
between 1770 and 1780
Gilbert Stuart Newton Shylock and Jessica from the 'Merchant of Venice,' II, ii
Gilbert Stuart Newton, 1794–1835, British
Shylock and Jessica from the 'Merchant of Venice,' II, ii
1830
Edward Alcock Portia and Shylock, from Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice", IV, i
Edward Alcock, active 1750–ca. 1778, British
Portia and Shylock, from Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice", IV, i
ca. 1778
Charles Reuben Ryley 'The Vicar of Wakefield,' Vol. I, Chap. VIII: Dining in the Hayfields' (Surprised by Mr. Thornhill's Chaplain)
Charles Reuben Ryley, 1752–1798, British
'The Vicar of Wakefield,' Vol. I, Chap. VIII: Dining in the Hayfields' (Surprised by Mr. Thornhill's Chaplain)
1786
Johan Joseph Zoffany RA Edward Shuter, John Beard, and John Dunstall in Isaac Bickerton's "Love in a Village"
Johan Joseph Zoffany RA, 1733–1810, German, active in Britain (from 1760)
Edward Shuter, John Beard, and John Dunstall in Isaac Bickerton's "Love in a Village"
1767
William Artaud 'The Triumph of Mercy,' from Collins' 'Ode To Mercy'
William Artaud, 1763–1823, British
'The Triumph of Mercy,' from Collins' 'Ode To Mercy'
1788 to 1790
Benjamin van der Gucht Henry Woodward as Petruchio in Catherine and Petruchio, a version by Garrick of "The Taming of the Shrew"
Benjamin van der Gucht, 1753–1794, British
Henry Woodward as Petruchio in Catherine and Petruchio, a version by Garrick of "The Taming of the Shrew"
between 1773 and 1774
Walter Crane The Lady of Shalott
Walter Crane, 1845–1915, British
The Lady of Shalott
1862
John Atkinson Grimshaw "The Lady of Shalott"
John Atkinson Grimshaw, 1836–1893, British
"The Lady of Shalott"
ca. 1875
Thomas Stothard Oberon and Titania from "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Act IV, Scene i
Thomas Stothard, 1755–1834, British
Oberon and Titania from "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Act IV, Scene i
1806
George Cruikshank The First Appearance of William Shakespeare on the Stage of the Globe Theatre
George Cruikshank, 1792–1878, British
The First Appearance of William Shakespeare on the Stage of the Globe Theatre
1864 to 1865
unknown artist Procession of Characters from Shakespeare's Plays
unknown artist, nineteenth century
Procession of Characters from Shakespeare's Plays
ca. 1840
Robert Smirke The Seven Ages of Man: The Justice, 'As You Like It,' II, vii
Robert Smirke, 1752–1845, British
The Seven Ages of Man: The Justice, 'As You Like It,' II, vii
between 1798 and 1801
Robert Smirke The Seven Ages of Man: The Schoolboy, 'As You Like It,' II, vii
Robert Smirke, 1752–1845, British
The Seven Ages of Man: The Schoolboy, 'As You Like It,' II, vii
between 1798 and 1801
Johann Heinrich Ramberg Olivia, Maria and Malvolio from "Twelfth Night," Act III, Scene iv
Johann Heinrich Ramberg, 1763–1840, German, active in Britain (1781–88)
Olivia, Maria and Malvolio from "Twelfth Night," Act III, Scene iv
1789
John Cawse Falstaff and the recruits, from "Henry IV, Part II"
John Cawse, 1779–1862, British
Falstaff and the recruits, from "Henry IV, Part II"
ca. 1818
William Hodges Jaques and the Wounded Stag: 'As You Like It,' Act II, Scene I
Landscape by William Hodges, 1744–1797, British
Jaques and the Wounded Stag: 'As You Like It,' Act II, Scene I
1790
George Cruikshank Herne's Oak from 'The Merry Wives of Windsor,' V, v
George Cruikshank, 1792–1878, British
Herne's Oak from 'The Merry Wives of Windsor,' V, v
ca. 1857
Benjamin Wilson David Garrick and George Anne Bellamy in "Romeo and Juliet", Act V, Scene iii
Benjamin Wilson, 1721–1788, British
David Garrick and George Anne Bellamy in "Romeo and Juliet", Act V, Scene iii
1753
Thomas Stothard Prospero, Miranda and Ariel, from "The Tempest," Act I, scene ii
Thomas Stothard, 1755–1834, British
Prospero, Miranda and Ariel, from "The Tempest," Act I, scene ii
ca. 1799
James Stephanoff Falstaff at Herne's Oak, from "The Merry Wives of Windsor," Act V, Scene v
James Stephanoff, 1787–1874, British
Falstaff at Herne's Oak, from "The Merry Wives of Windsor," Act V, Scene v
1832
Robert Smirke The Seven Ages of Man: The Soldier, 'As You Like It,' II, vii
Robert Smirke, 1752–1845, British
The Seven Ages of Man: The Soldier, 'As You Like It,' II, vii
between 1798 and 1801
Herbert Stoppelaer Shylock and Tubal from "The Merchant of Venice"
Herbert Stoppelaer, active 1730–1775, Irish
Shylock and Tubal from "The Merchant of Venice"
1767 to 1769
Thomas Stothard The Return of Othello, 'Othello,' Act II, Scene II
Thomas Stothard, 1755–1834, British
The Return of Othello, 'Othello,' Act II, Scene II
ca. 1799
Charles Reuben Ryley 'The Vicar of Wakefield,' Vol. II, Chap. III: The Return of Olivia
Charles Reuben Ryley, 1752–1798, British
'The Vicar of Wakefield,' Vol. II, Chap. III: The Return of Olivia
1786
James Smetham Imogen and the Shepherds, 'Cymbeline,' Act IV, scene II
James Smetham, 1821–1889, British
Imogen and the Shepherds, 'Cymbeline,' Act IV, scene II
ca. 1874
Joseph Wright of Derby Virgil's Tomb by Moonlight, with Silius Italicus
Joseph Wright of Derby, 1734–1797, British, active in Italy (1773–75)
Virgil's Tomb by Moonlight, with Silius Italicus
1779
John S. Clifton Buck Washing on Datchet Mead from 'The Merry Wives of Windsor,' III, v
John S. Clifton, active 1852–1869, British
Buck Washing on Datchet Mead from 'The Merry Wives of Windsor,' III, v
1849
Philippe-Jacques de Loutherbourg Falstaff with the Body of Hotspur
Attributed to Philippe-Jacques de Loutherbourg, 1740–1812, French, active in Britain (from 1771)
Falstaff with the Body of Hotspur
ca. 1786
Pieter van Bleeck Mrs. Cibber as Cordelia
Pieter van Bleeck, 1700–1764, Dutch, active in Britain (from 1723)
Mrs. Cibber as Cordelia
ca. 1755
Charles Robert Leslie Slender, with the Assistance of Shallow, Courting Anne Page, from "The Merry Wives of Windsor," Act III, Scene iv
Charles Robert Leslie, 1794–1859, British
Slender, with the Assistance of Shallow, Courting Anne Page, from "The Merry Wives of Windsor," Act III, Scene iv
1825
John Downman The Ghost of Clytemnestra Awakening the Furies
John Downman, 1750–1824, British
The Ghost of Clytemnestra Awakening the Furies
1781
Angelica Kauffmann RA Rinaldo and Armida
Angelica Kauffmann RA, 1741–1807, Swiss, active in Britain (1766–81)
Rinaldo and Armida
1771
Marcellus Laroon the Younger Scene from Shakespeare's "Henry IV, Part I"
Marcellus Laroon the Younger, 1679–1772, British
Scene from Shakespeare's "Henry IV, Part I"
1746
William Hamilton The revelation of Olivia's betrothal, from "Twelfth Night," Act V, Scene i
William Hamilton, 1751–1801, British
The revelation of Olivia's betrothal, from "Twelfth Night," Act V, Scene i
ca. 1790
John Singleton Copley Study for 'The Red Cross Knight'
John Singleton Copley, 1738–1815, American, active in Britain (from 1776)
Study for 'The Red Cross Knight'
ca. 1793
Joseph Gott Sylvia and the Wounded Stag
Joseph Gott, 1786–1860, British, active in Italy
Sylvia and the Wounded Stag
1824
Richard Dadd Hamlet and his Mother; The Closet Scene
Richard Dadd, 1817–1886, British
Hamlet and his Mother; The Closet Scene
1846
Sawrey Gilpin Gulliver Taking His Final Leave of the Land of the Houyhnhnms
Sawrey Gilpin, 1733–1807, British
Gulliver Taking His Final Leave of the Land of the Houyhnhnms
1769
Sawrey Gilpin Gulliver Addressing the Houyhnhnms
Sawrey Gilpin, 1733–1807, British
Gulliver Addressing the Houyhnhnms
1769
William Mulready Mr. Peregrine Touchwood Breaking in upon the Rev. Josiah Cargill
William Mulready, 1786–1863, Irish
Mr. Peregrine Touchwood Breaking in upon the Rev. Josiah Cargill
1831
William Blake Jerusalem, Plate 38, "His face and bosom...."
Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Jerusalem, Plate 38, "His face and bosom...."
1804 to 1820
William Blake Jerusalem, Plate 4, "Jerusalem / Chap. 1...."
Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Jerusalem, Plate 4, "Jerusalem / Chap. 1...."
1804 to 1820
William Blake Jerusalem, Plate 40, "Los shudderd at beholding Albion...."
Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Jerusalem, Plate 40, "Los shudderd at beholding Albion...."
1804 to 1820
William Blake Jerusalem, Plate 41, "Bath who is Legions...."
Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Jerusalem, Plate 41, "Bath who is Legions...."
1804 to 1820
William Blake Jerusalem, Plate 42, "Thus Albion sat...."
Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Jerusalem, Plate 42, "Thus Albion sat...."
1804 to 1820
William Blake Jerusalem, Plate 47, "From Camberwell to Highgate...."
Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Jerusalem, Plate 47, "From Camberwell to Highgate...."
1804 to 1820
William Blake Jerusalem, Plate 5, "The banks of the Thames...."
Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Jerusalem, Plate 5, "The banks of the Thames...."
1804 to 1820
William Blake Jerusalem, Plate 51
Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Jerusalem, Plate 51
1804 to 1820
William Blake Jerusalem, Plate 54, "In Great Eternity...."
Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Jerusalem, Plate 54, "In Great Eternity...."
1804 to 1820
William Blake Jerusalem, Plate 59, "And formed into Four precious stones...."
Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Jerusalem, Plate 59, "And formed into Four precious stones...."
1804 to 1820
William Blake Jerusalem, Plate 65, "To decide Two Worlds...."
Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Jerusalem, Plate 65, "To decide Two Worlds...."
1804 to 1820
William Blake Jerusalem, Plate 7, "Was living: panting...."
Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Jerusalem, Plate 7, "Was living: panting...."
1804 to 1820
William Blake Jerusalem, Plate 70, "And this the form of mighty Hand...."
Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Jerusalem, Plate 70, "And this the form of mighty Hand...."
1804 to 1820
William Blake Jerusalem, Plate 72, "And the Thirty-two Counties...."
Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Jerusalem, Plate 72, "And the Thirty-two Counties...."
1804 to 1820
William Blake Jerusalem, Plate 73, "Such are Cathedron's golden Halls...."
Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Jerusalem, Plate 73, "Such are Cathedron's golden Halls...."
1804 to 1820
William Blake Jerusalem, Plate 78, "The Spectres of..."
William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Jerusalem, Plate 78, "The Spectres of..."
1804 to 1820
William Blake Jerusalem, Plate 8, "Rose up against me...."
Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Jerusalem, Plate 8, "Rose up against me...."
1804 to 1820
William Blake Jerusalem, Plate 84, "Highgates heights & Hampstead...."
Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Jerusalem, Plate 84, "Highgates heights & Hampstead...."
1804 to 1820
William Blake Jerusalem, Plate 90, "The Feminine separates...."
Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Jerusalem, Plate 90, "The Feminine separates...."
1804 to 1820
William Blake Jerusalem, Plate 99, "All Human Forms identified...."
Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Jerusalem, Plate 99, "All Human Forms identified...."
1804 to 1820
William Blake Young's Night Thoughts, Page 26, "Measuring His Motions by Revolving Spheres"
Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Young's Night Thoughts, Page 26, "Measuring His Motions by Revolving Spheres"
1797
William Blake Young's Night Thoughts, Page 86, "His Hand the Good Man Fastens on the Skies"
Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Young's Night Thoughts, Page 86, "His Hand the Good Man Fastens on the Skies"
1797
William Blake Young's Night Thoughts, Page 87, "Is Lost in Love! Thou Great Philanthropist"
Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Young's Night Thoughts, Page 87, "Is Lost in Love! Thou Great Philanthropist"
1797
William Blake Young's Night Thoughts, Page 90, "That Touch, with Charm Celestial Heals the Soul"
Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Young's Night Thoughts, Page 90, "That Touch, with Charm Celestial Heals the Soul"
1797
William Blake Young's Night Thoughts, Page 7, "Till at Death's Toll, Whose Restless Iron Tounge"
Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Young's Night Thoughts, Page 7, "Till at Death's Toll, Whose Restless Iron Tounge"
1797
William Blake The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 101, "Ode for Music."
William Blake, 1757–1827, British
The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 101, "Ode for Music."
between 1797 and 1798
William Blake The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 27, "A Long Story."
William Blake, 1757–1827, British
The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 27, "A Long Story."
between 1797 and 1798
William Blake The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 29, "A Long Story."
William Blake, 1757–1827, British
The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 29, "A Long Story."
between 1797 and 1798
William Blake The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 31, "A Long Story."
William Blake, 1757–1827, British
The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 31, "A Long Story."
between 1797 and 1798
William Blake The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 39, "Ode to Adversity."
William Blake, 1757–1827, British
The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 39, "Ode to Adversity."
between 1797 and 1798
William Blake The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 43, "The Progress of Poesy."
William Blake, 1757–1827, British
The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 43, "The Progress of Poesy."
between 1797 and 1798
William Blake The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 49, "The Progress of Poesy."
William Blake, 1757–1827, British
The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 49, "The Progress of Poesy."
between 1797 and 1798
William Blake The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 5, "Ode on the Spring."
William Blake, 1757–1827, British
The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 5, "Ode on the Spring."
between 1797 and 1798
William Blake The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 51, "The Progress of Poesy."
William Blake, 1757–1827, British
The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 51, "The Progress of Poesy."
between 1797 and 1798
William Blake The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 59, "The Bard."
William Blake, 1757–1827, British
The Poems of Thomas Gray, Design 59, "The Bard."
between 1797 and 1798