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King Henry the Sixth, Act V, Scene VII
  • Jean-Baptiste Michel, artist
    1748–1804
    born: Paris, France
    James Northcote
  • King Henry the Sixth, Act V, Scene VII, 1795
  • Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • engraving
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 505 x 373 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 19 7/8 x 14 5/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1730
Description

Image of the king, queen, attendants, and a nurse carrying the infant prince. The nurse is holding the baby slightly away from her body and appears to be presenting him to the king. The king is sitting on a low chair. He appears to be speaking to the child. His feet are resting on a stepstool and he holds a scepter in his left hand. A noble in the background leers at the baby.