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James Faed Sr., 1821–1911
after John Faed, 1820–1902
Published by Henry Graves & Co., ca. 1812–1892
Published by J. S. Earle & Son, active 1859
Shakespeare in His Study
Materials & Techniques:
Mezzotint, stipple engraving, etching, and line engraving on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Sheet: 24 5/8 x 18 1/8 inches (62.6 x 46.1 cm), Image: 21 x 15 1/16 inches (53.3 x 38.2 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "[...] Shakespeare | 6 | 35-"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "PAINTED BY JOHN FAED R. S. A."; lower center: "London, Published by Henry Graves & Compy. June 20th. 1859; Printsellers to the Queen ___ 6 Pall Mall. | Shakespeare in his Study. | Dedicated to the People of the United States of America. | Philadelphia Published by J. S. Earle & Son June 20th. 1859; & Entered according to Act of Congress in the Clerk's Office, of the District Court of the United States of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania."; lower right: "ENGRAVED BY JAMES FAED."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
beard | bookcase | books | bookshelves | breeches | brocade | chairs | collar | costume | cuffs (clothing) | curtains | doublet | hat | inkwell | interior | man | mustache | paper | portrait | quill | relief | rosettes | stockings | stool | study (room) | table | velvet
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Accessible by appointment in the Study Room [Request]
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IIIF Manifest:

Shakespeare and British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 1981-04-23 - 1981-07-05) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Geoffrey Ashton, Shakespeare and British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1981, p. 18, no. 47, PR2933 Y25 A74 c.1 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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