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Creator:
Robert Thew, 1758–1802, British
after Joseph Wright of Derby, 1734–1797, British, active in Italy (1773–75)
Title:

Shakespeare's Tempest Act IV Scene I. Prospero's Cell.

Date:
1800
Medium:
Stipple engraving on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 1/2 × 26 9/16 inches (54.6 × 67.5 cm), Plate: 20 × 25 3/16 inches (50.8 × 64 cm), and Image: 17 9/16 × 23 1/2 inches (44.6 × 59.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower left: "Painted by Joseph side | Of the beast Caliban, and his confederates"; lettered, lower right: "Engraved by Roert Thew. | Against my life; the minute of their plot. | Is almost come.--[to the spirits] Well done; avoid;--no | more."; lettered, lower center: "SHAKSPEARE. | Tempest | ACT IV. SCENE I. | Prospero's Cell. --Prospero, Ferdinand, Miranda, &c. &c. | Pub. June 4, 1800, by J & J BOYDELL, at the Shakspeare Gallery, Pall Mall; & No.90, Cheapside, London"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.330
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
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:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:42142
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