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Frontispiece: Coriolanus, Act II, Scene I and Antony and Cleopatra, Act V, Scene II
  • Thomas Hellyer, artist
    William Satchwell Leney, artist
    1769–1831
    Anne Seymour Damer
    1748–1828
    born: Sundridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom ; died: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Frontispiece: Coriolanus, Act II, Scene I and Antony and Cleopatra, Act V, Scene II, 1803
  • Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • engraving
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: Coriolanus 154 x 252 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: Coriolanus 6 1/16 x 9 7/8 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: Antony/Cleopatra 151 x 250 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: Antony/Cleopatra 5 15/16 x 9 13/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 26 x 34 3/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1726
Description

Page contains title and publishing information for the work. The text reads: “Collection of prints, from pictures painted for the purpose of illustrating the dramatic works of Shakespeare, by the artists of Great Britain. London: published by John and Josiah Boydell, Shakspeare [sic] Gallery, Pall-Mall, and No. 90, Cheapside. Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. Cleveland Row, St. James’s. MDCCCIII.”
Two images beak up the text. The upper image is of Coriolanus. He is flanked by two women facing away from him on the right and three soldiers facing toward him on the left. The lower image is from Antony and Cleopatra. A woman wearing a tunic sits on a low seat. Another woman rests her head on the sitting woman’s shoulder and appears to be distraught. A third woman lies prone on the floor behind the other two.