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Much Ado About Nothing, Act IV, Scene II
  • John Ogborne, artist
    1725–1795
    born: Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom ; died: London, England, United Kingdom ; active: England, United Kingdom
    Robert Smirke
  • Much Ado About Nothing, Act IV, Scene II, 1791
  • Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • engraving, stippling
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 443 x 567 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 17 7/16 x 22 5/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1737
Description

A man sits on a throne surrounded by other men, presumably nobles. He appears to be yelling at some of them. There is discord among several of the men; a few are whispering to each other, and appears to have his hands tied behind his back.