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King Richard the Third, Act IV, Scene III
  • William Skelton, artist
    1763–1848
    born: London, England, United Kingdom ; died: London, England, United Kingdom
    James Northcote
  • King Richard the Third, Act IV, Scene III, 1795
  • Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • engraving
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 503 x 375 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 19 3/4 x 14 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 32 x 24 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1753
Description

Two men are lowering the bodies of two young people down some stairs. The people are cradled in cloth. They are handing them down to a pair of hands reaching up from the bottom of the stairs to receive them. One of the men looks at the other with an unhappy expression on his face.