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The Infant Shakespear Attended by Nature and the Passions
  • Benjamin Smith, artist
    1775–1833
    born: London, England, United Kingdom ; active: England, United Kingdom
    George Romney
    1734–1802
    born: Dalton-in-Furness, England, United Kingdom ; died: Kendal, England, United Kingdom
  • The Infant Shakespear Attended by Nature and the Passions, 1799
  • Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • engraving, stippling
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 435 x 592 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 17 1/8 x 23 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 26 x 31 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1770
Description

A woman lies on the ground, propped up on her right elbow. Her naked chest is visible. A baby sits on a cloth draped over her midsection. They are surrounded by an interested group of men and women. A hazy figure wearing a white head-cloth fills the space immediately above and behind the woman and baby. Sunbeams are above this figure.