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Creator:
Peter Simon, 1750–1810
after Francis Wheatley, 1747–1801, British
Title:
Taming of the Shrew, Act II Scene II
Date:
1795
Medium:
Stipple engraving on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 22 7/16 × 28 inches (57 × 71.1 cm), Plate: 19 3/4 × 24 15/16 inches (50.2 × 63.3 cm), and Image: 17 5/16 × 23 1/8 inches (44 × 58.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Paul Mellon collector's mark

Lettered, lower left: "Painted by Francis Wheatley, R.A. | Pet. But for my bonny Kate, she must with me. | Nay look not big, nor stamp, nor stare, nor fret; | I will be master of what is mine own; | She is my goods, my chattles, she is my house, | My household stuff, my field, my barn, | My horse, my ox, my ass, my anything; | And here she stands, touch her whoever dare;"; lettered, lower right: "Engraved by J.P.Simon. | I'll bring my action on the proudest he | That stops my way in Padua. --Grumio, | Draw forth thy weapoin, we're beset with thieves; | Rescue thy mistress if thou be a man;-- | Fear not, sweet wench, they shall not touch thee, Kate; | I'll buckler thee against a million."; lettered, lower center: "SHAKSPEARE. | Taming of the Shrew; | ACT II. SCENE II. | Baptista's house.--, Petruchio, Katherine, Bianca, &c. | Published, Jany.1.1795 by JOHN & JOSIAH BOYDELL, at the Shakespeare-Gallery, Pall Mall, & at No.90, Cheapside, LONDON."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.14539
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:40276
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