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King Henry the Sixth, Act I, Scene III
  • Thomas Ryder, artist
    active: England, United Kingdom
    Charles Gauthier Playter, artist
    died 1809
    active: England, United Kingdom
    James Northcote
  • King Henry the Sixth, Act I, Scene III, 1796
  • Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • engraving, stippling
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 499 x 375 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 19 5/8 x 14 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 32 x 24 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1741

A horde of soldiers carrying pikes is preparing to storm over a stone wall. The leader is stepping off some sort of ladder and has one foot on the top of the wall. He is carrying a sword is and is preparing to stab a young child. The child is being carried by an unarmored man who appears to be pleading for mercy.