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Winter's Tale, Act II, Scene III
  • Jean Pierre Simon, artist
    before 1750–circa 1810
    active: England, United Kingdom
    John Opie
    1761–1807
    born: Trevellas, England, United Kingdom ; died: Westminster, England, United Kingdom
  • Winter's Tale, Act II, Scene III, 1793
  • Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • engraving, stippling
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 445 x 592 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 17 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1755
Description

A man wearing armor and what may be a thin crown holds a sword out in front of him with his right hand. An old, balding man holds the sword’s blade gently with both hands and appears to be inspecting it. Behind the armored man, a naked baby lies on its back and reaches out with its arms. The man is pointing back towards the baby. A group of men are in the background.