Untitled portrait of William Shakespeare
- Etching on wove paper
- Sheet: 10 1/4 x 6 3/4in. (26 x 17.1cm) and Plate: 6 3/4 x 4 1/2in. (17.1 x 11.4cm)
Engraved inscriptions: below image, at center "This Shadowe is renowned Shakespear's Soul of th'age | The applause [?] delight [?] the wonder of the Stage. | Nature her selfe, was proud of his designes | And joy'd to weare the dressings of his lines, | The learned will confess, his works were such, | As neither man, nor Muse, can prayse too much. | Forever live thy fame, the world to tell, | Thy like, no age, shall ever parallel."; below, at right "W. M. Sculpsit." and below, at center "From the Edition of his poems, 1640."
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Prints and Drawings
- Associated People:
- Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
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