Stipple on medium, slightly textured, cream, wove paper, mounted on, moderately thick, moderately textured, blued white, laid paper
Mount: 30 1/4 × 20 7/8 inches (76.8 × 53 cm)
Lettered, lower center: "HE WAS A MAN, TAKE JO, FPR A;; OM A;;. | I SHALL NOT LOOK UPON HIS LIKE AGAIN. | THE ALTO RELIEVO | IN THE FRONT OF THE SHAKSPEARE GALLERY. | PALL - MALL. | Representa SHAKSPEARE seated between the DRAMATICK MUSE and the GENIUS OF PAINTING, | who is pointing HIm out as the proper Subject for her pencil | Published June 4, 1796, by JOHN & JOSIAH BOYDELL, at No.90, Cheapside, & at the Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall"; lettered, lower left: "J.Banks, R.A.fecit."; lettered, lower right: "Benj. Smith Sculp."
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection