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Creator:
Print made by Francesco Bartolozzi RA, 1728–1815, Italian, active in Britain (1764–99)
after Gilbert Stuart, 1755–1828, American, active in Britain (1775–93)
Published by John Bell, 1745–1831, British
Title:

John Henderson as Iago

Additional Title(s):

Mr. Henderson, in the Character of Iago

Part Of:

Collective Title: Othello

Date:
1786
Medium:
Mezzotint and soft-ground etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (cropped inside plate): 10 13/16 x 8 1/16 inches (27.5 x 20.5 cm) and Image (oval): 4 5/8 x 3 3/4 inches (11.7 x 9.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower left: "(IR31/8376)"; lower center: "Juer 1808"; lower right: "4/"

Lettered in black ink, along lower left outline of oval image: "Stuart delt."; along lower right outline of oval image: "Bartolozzi sculpt."; lower center: "Mr. HENDERSON, | in the | CHARACTER of IAGO. | London Printed for J. Bell, British Library Strand, Feby. 18th. 1786."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.621
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
actor | costume | literary theme | man | officer (military officer) | oval | play | soldier | The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice, play by William Shakespeare | tragedy
Associated People:
Iago (character in Othello, the Moor of Venice)
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Henderson, John (bap. 1747, d. 1785), British actor and draftsman
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:52091
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