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Creator:
Samuel Cousins, 1801–1887, British
after Johan Joseph Zoffany RA, 1733–1810, German, active in Britain (from 1760)
Title:
William Shakespeare
Date:
1849
Medium:
Mezzotint on thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 22 1/4 x 17 1/8 inches (56.5 x 43.5 cm), Plate: 15 1/4 x 12 1/8 inches (38.7 x 30.8 cm), and Image: 9 7/8 x 8 inches (25.1 x 20.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite lower right: "No.500 L.J.Z."

Lettered lower center: "Samuel Cousins, A.R.A. | William Shakespeare. | From the Chandos Portrait in the possession of the Earl of Ellesmere | Engraved for the Shakespeare Society, June, 1849"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.703
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
beard | coat | collar | earring | moustache | portrait
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22400
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