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King Henry the Sixth, Act II, Scene V
  • John Ogborne, artist
    born: Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom ; died: London, England, United Kingdom ; active: England, United Kingdom
    Josiah Boydell
    born: Hawarden, Wales, United Kingdom ; died: Surrey, England, United Kingdom
  • King Henry the Sixth, Act II, Scene V, 1791
  • Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • engraving, stippling
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 442 x 591 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 17 3/8 x 23 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 26 x 35 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1736

Soldiers hold the bodies of men they have killed; they are discovering that these men are their fathers and sons. Young King Henry sits on a rock slightly behind them. He appears to be mourning the violence. Immediately behind him are two horses. A battle continues to rage in the background.