Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

King Henry the Fourth, Act II, Scene IV
  • William Satchwell Leney, artist
    1769–1831
    Henry Fuseli
    1741–1825
    born: Zurich, Switzerland ; died: Putney Hill, England, United Kingdom ; active: England, United Kingdom
  • King Henry the Fourth, Act II, Scene IV, 1795
  • Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • engraving, stippling
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 495 x 364 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 19 1/2 x 14 5/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 35 x 26 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1728
Description

A heavyset man is reclining in an armchair. He is holding a goblet in his right hand. A young woman sits on his left knee and is embracing him. His left arm is around her. A sword sits at their feet. A table is to the man’s right. In the background, two people watch the couple.