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Creator:
Francesco Bartolozzi RA, 1728–1815, Italian, active in Britain (1764–99)
after Angelica Kauffmann RA, 1741–1807, Swiss, active in Britain (1766–81)
Title:

Shakespeare's Tomb

Date:
1782
Medium:
Stipple engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 16 1/2 x 11 3/4in. (41.9 x 29.8cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower left: "Angelica Kauffman Pinxt. | On Avon's banks I stray'd whose streams appear | To wind with eddies fond round Shakespeare's tomb | The Years first feathery songsters warble near, | And vi'lets breathe, and earliest roses bloom | London, Publish'd as the Act directs, Augst.1st.1782."; lettered, lower right: "F. Bartolozzi Sculpt. | Here Fancy stood, (her dewy fingers cold | Decking with flowers fresh th'unsullied sod) | And bath'd with tears the sad sepulchral mold, | Her fav'rite Offspring's long and last aboad | For the death of Shakespeare by Gilbert Cooper Dodsley Vol.V. | Anthony Poggi | by A. Poggi, No. 4, Orchard Street Portman Square."; lettered, lower center: "SHAKESPEARE'S TOMB. | From a Picture by Angelica Kauffman in the possession of Lady Rushout. | Dedicated to Mrs. Montagu by her obedient Servant"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.19827
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:38247
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