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Creator:
John Hamilton Mortimer, 1740–1779, British
Title:

Caliban, from The Tempest

Date:
1775
Medium:
Etching, published state on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 17 x 13 3/4in. (43.2 x 34.9cm), Plate: 15 7/8 × 12 15/16 inches (40.3 × 32.8 cm), and Image (oval): 13 9/16 × 11 1/8 inches (34.4 × 28.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered above image, upper center, "CALIBAN."; below image, lower center, "Do not torment me prithee | I'll bring my wood home faster."; below, "Publifhed May 20, 1775 by J. MORTIMER, Norfolk Street STRAND."; below image, lower right, "Tempeft Act II, Scene the 2."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.12115
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
literary theme | The Tempest, play by William Shakespeare | theater (discipline)
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:31892
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