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Creator:
James Heath, 1757–1834, British
after James Northcote, 1746–1831, British
Title:

William Henry West Betty

Date:
1806
Medium:
Engraving on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 25 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches (64.8 x 47 cm), Plate: 24 1/8 x 17 1/4 inches (61.3 x 43.8 cm), and Image: 22 3/8 x 15 3/4 inches (56.8 x 40 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "15 -"

Lettered lower left: "Painted by James Northcote R. A."; lettered lower right: "Engraved by James Heath Historical Engraver to his Majesty and their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and Duke of Clarence"; lettered lower center: "WILLIAM HENRY WEST BETTY. | This Plate is Dedicated to His Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence by his obedient humble Servant. | Published by W. H. Betty Jas. Heath No. 15. Russell Place Fitzroy Square and Mess.rs Colnaghi & Co. Cockspur Street May 14 1806"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1976.1.154
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
altar | bow (costume accessory) | boy | breeches | bust | cape | columns | cord | crown (headdress) | curtains | fire | fringe | fur | goblet | jewels | leaves | mask | monument | pedestal | pitcher | portrait | ruff | sculpture | shield | shoes | slashing | smoke | steps | stockings | sword | tassels
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Betty, William Henry West (1791–1874), actor
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:25396
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