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Creator:
unknown artist
Title:
Shakespeare Illustration: "Henry VIII"
Date:
undated
Medium:
Watercolor and pen and ink on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 6 1/2 × 4 inches (16.5 × 10.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and black ink, lower center: "Read o'er this. | And after this; and then to breakfast, with | What appetite you may. | Act 3."

Lettered upper center: "KING HENRY VIII"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of George E. Dix, Yale BA 1934, MA 1942
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1993.17.9
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
courtiers | Henry VIII, Act III, Scene II | Henry VIII, play by William Shakespeare | letters (correspondence) | literary theme | plays by William Shakespeare | swords | thrones
Associated People:
Wolsey, Thomas (1470/71–1530), royal minister, archbishop of York, and cardinal
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Henry VIII (1491–1547), king of England and Ireland
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:4009
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