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Creator:
James Heath, 1757–1834, British
after William Hamilton, 1751–1801, British
Published by James Heath, 1757–1834, British
and G & J Robinson, active 1788–1811, British
Title:

"This is fairy gold, boy, and will prove so"

Additional Title(s):

Bohemia. A Desert Country Near the Sea: 'Winter's Tale', Act III, Scene III

Part Of:

Collective Title: The Winter's Tale

Date:
1804
Medium:
Etching, line engraving and stipple engraving on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 16 13/16 x 13 1/16 inches (42.7 x 33.1 cm), Plate: 14 1/4 x 10 15/16 inches (36.2 x 27.8 cm), and Image: 7 3/4 x 6 inches (19.7 x 15.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, upper right: "P122"; lower right: "1 | [...]"

Lettered, lower left: "Painted by W. Hamilton R.A."; lower center: "Engraved by James Heath Historical Engraver to His Majesty and H.R.H. the Prince of Wales. | WINTER'S TALE. | Shep. This is fairy gold, boy, and will prove so. | Published April 1804 by J Heath, Russell Place, Fitzrou Square, and G. & J. Robinson, Paternoster Row."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1976.1.153
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
baby | boy | coastline | coins | flowers (plants) | garden | garlands | gold | literary theme | man | ocean | plays by William Shakespeare | shepherd | shepherd's crook | The Winter's Tale, Act III, Scene III | The Winter's Tale, play by William Shakespeare | tree
Associated People:
Perdita (character in The Winter's Tale)
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:52276
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