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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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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: 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
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
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
unknown artist Procession of Characters from Shakespeare's Plays
unknown artist, nineteenth century
Procession of Characters from Shakespeare's Plays
ca. 1840
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Pieter van Bleeck Mrs. Cibber as Cordelia
Pieter van Bleeck, 1700–1764, Dutch, active in Britain (from 1723)
Mrs. Cibber as Cordelia
ca. 1755
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
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
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
John Atkinson Grimshaw "The Lady of Shalott"
John Atkinson Grimshaw, 1836–1893, British
"The Lady of Shalott"
ca. 1875
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
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
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
William Blake The Horse
William Blake, 1757–1827, British
The Horse
ca. 1805
George Stubbs The Farmer's Wife and the Raven
George Stubbs, 1724–1806, British
The Farmer's Wife and the Raven
1786
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
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
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
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
Benjamin West Cymon and Iphigenia
Benjamin West, 1738–1820, American, active in Britain (from 1763)
Cymon and Iphigenia
ca. 1766
unknown artist Dr. Syntax: Walking with a Stick
unknown artist, English Pearlware
Dr. Syntax: Walking with a Stick
ca. 1810
William Hogarth The Beggar's Opera
William Hogarth, 1697–1764, British
The Beggar's Opera
1729
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
Pieter van Bleeck Mrs. Cibber as Cordelia
Pieter van Bleeck, 1700–1764, Dutch, active in Britain (from 1723)
Mrs. Cibber as Cordelia
1755
Richard Dadd Hamlet and his Mother; The Closet Scene
Richard Dadd, 1817–1886, British
Hamlet and his Mother; The Closet Scene
1846
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
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
Walter Richard Sickert The Taming of the Shrew
Walter Richard Sickert, 1860–1942, British, born in Germany
The Taming of the Shrew
ca. 1937
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
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
John Downman The Ghost of Clytemnestra Awakening the Furies
John Downman, 1750–1824, British
The Ghost of Clytemnestra Awakening the Furies
1781
Joseph Gott Sylvia and the Wounded Stag
Joseph Gott, 1786–1860, British, active in Italy
Sylvia and the Wounded Stag
1824
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
Sawrey Gilpin Gulliver Addressing the Houyhnhnms
Sawrey Gilpin, 1733–1807, British
Gulliver Addressing the Houyhnhnms
1769
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 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
James Henry Watt St. Cecilia
James Henry Watt, 1799–1867, British
St. Cecilia
1834
Edward Alfred Goodall Columbus and his Son
Edward Alfred Goodall, 1819–1908, British
Columbus and his Son
1834
Edward Burne-Jones The Land of Beulah
Edward Burne-Jones, 1833–1898, British
The Land of Beulah
1881
Richard Parkes Bonington Portia and Bassanio
Richard Parkes Bonington, 1802–1828, British
Portia and Bassanio
ca. 1826
William Hamilton Nature unveils herself to the infant Shakespeare: Thomas Gray, The Progress of Poesy, III.1
William Hamilton, 1751–1801, British
Nature unveils herself to the infant Shakespeare: Thomas Gray, The Progress of Poesy, III.1
undated
Lydia Bates Literary Characters Assembled around the Medallion of Shakespeare
Print made by Lydia Bates, active 1784
Literary Characters Assembled around the Medallion of Shakespeare
ca. 1777
Robert Smirke Illustration for Don Quixote, Two Figures at a Table
Robert Smirke, 1752–1845, British
Illustration for Don Quixote, Two Figures at a Table
undated
Robert Smirke Illustration for an Eastern Romance, possibly 'The Arabian Nights', with Two Male Figures Standing
Robert Smirke, 1752–1845, British
Illustration for an Eastern Romance, possibly 'The Arabian Nights', with Two Male Figures Standing
undated
Thomas Gaugain Diligence and Dissipation: The Modest Girl and the Wanton/ Fellow Servants in a Gentleman's House (Plate 1)
Print made by Thomas Gaugain, 1748–1812, French
Diligence and Dissipation: The Modest Girl and the Wanton/ Fellow Servants in a Gentleman's House (Plate 1)
1797
Thomas Gaugain Diligence and Dissipation: The Wanton turn'd out of Doors for Misconduct (Plate 5)
Thomas Gaugain, 1748–1812, French
Diligence and Dissipation: The Wanton turn'd out of Doors for Misconduct (Plate 5)
1797
Thomas Rowlandson The Journalist, with a view of Auchinleck or the Land of Stones
Thomas Rowlandson, 1756–1827, British
The Journalist, with a view of Auchinleck or the Land of Stones
1786
James Peak Mercury and Battus
James Peak, 1703–1782, British
Mercury and Battus
Peter Simon Tom Jones
Peter Simon, 1750–1810
Tom Jones
Robert Smirke Illustration for Don Quixote (with figures on a donkey)
Robert Smirke, 1752–1845, British
Illustration for Don Quixote (with figures on a donkey)
undated
Robert Smirke Malvolio Dancing
Robert Smirke, 1752–1845, British
Malvolio Dancing
1827
Robert Smirke Illustration for an Eastern Romance, possibly 'The Arabian Nights' (with female figure reclining at left)
Robert Smirke, 1752–1845, British
Illustration for an Eastern Romance, possibly 'The Arabian Nights' (with female figure reclining at left)
undated
Thomas Gaugain Diligence and Dissipation: Good Advice from an Old Servant to the Young Ones (Plate 2)
Print made by Thomas Gaugain, 1748–1812, French
Diligence and Dissipation: Good Advice from an Old Servant to the Young Ones (Plate 2)
1797
Thomas Gaugain Diligence and Dissipation: The Wanton Revelling with her Companions (Plate7)
Print made by Thomas Gaugain, 1748–1812, French
Diligence and Dissipation: The Wanton Revelling with her Companions (Plate7)
1797
Edward Alfred Goodall St. Julienne's Chapel
Edward Alfred Goodall, 1819–1908, British
St. Julienne's Chapel
1834
Robert Smirke Scenes from an Eastern Romance [Arabian Nights]
Robert Smirke, 1752–1845, British
Scenes from an Eastern Romance [Arabian Nights]
undated
Carington Bowles Twelve Illustrations of Robinson Crusoe
Carington Bowles, 1724–1793, British
Twelve Illustrations of Robinson Crusoe
1783
Peter Simon Tom Jones; The Interview of Tom Jones, and Sophia, after the Reconciliation
Peter Simon, 1750–1810
Tom Jones; The Interview of Tom Jones, and Sophia, after the Reconciliation
1789
Edward Francis Burney Study for the Figures of Demitrius and Two Workmen
Edward Francis Burney, 1760–1848, British
Study for the Figures of Demitrius and Two Workmen
undated
Robert Wallis Bolton Abbey
Robert Wallis, 1794–1878, British
Bolton Abbey
1834
Michael "Angelo" Rooker Illustration to Beaumont and Fletcher
Michael "Angelo" Rooker, 1746–1801, British
Illustration to Beaumont and Fletcher
undated
unknown artist The Death of Cordelia
unknown artist
The Death of Cordelia
undated
Dante Gabriel Rossetti Illustration to the Maids of Elfen-Mere
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1828–1882, British
Illustration to the Maids of Elfen-Mere
1854
Richard Wilson RA Gulliver Bound by the Lilliputians
Richard Wilson RA, 1714–1782, British, active in Italy (1750–56)
Gulliver Bound by the Lilliputians
undated
unknown artist Illustration to Tonson's Ovid Metamorphosis (three of four)
unknown artist
Illustration to Tonson's Ovid Metamorphosis (three of four)
ca. 1710
Henry William Bunbury Launce Teaching His Dog Crab
Henry William Bunbury, 1750–1811, British
Launce Teaching His Dog Crab
undated
Alfred Edward Chalon Cleopatra on the Cydnus to Meet Antony
Alfred Edward Chalon, 1780–1860, British
Cleopatra on the Cydnus to Meet Antony
ca. 1821
Thomas Stothard Illustration to the Virtuous Orphan
Thomas Stothard, 1755–1834, British
Illustration to the Virtuous Orphan
undated
Francis Barlow Illustration to Aesop's Fables: The Fox & the Crane
Follower of Francis Barlow, 1622–1704, British
Illustration to Aesop's Fables: The Fox & the Crane
undated
Alexander Runciman Celadon and Amelia from Thomson's 'The Seasons'
Alexander Runciman, 1736–1785, British
Celadon and Amelia from Thomson's 'The Seasons'
undated
Edward Francis Burney MacBeth: The Banquet Scene - MacBeth, Act II, Scene IV
Edward Francis Burney, 1760–1848, British
MacBeth: The Banquet Scene - MacBeth, Act II, Scene IV
undated