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Shakespeare Seated Between the Dramatic Muse and the Genius of Painting
  • Benjamin Smith, artist
    1775–1833
    born: London, England, United Kingdom ; active: England, United Kingdom
    I. Banks
    active: England, United Kingdom
  • Shakespeare Seated Between the Dramatic Muse and the Genius of Painting, 1796
  • Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • engraving, stippling
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 491 x 367 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 19 5/16 x 14 7/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1771
Description

Image of Shakespeare seated above two muses. The Dramatic Muse is on the viewer’s left and the Muse of Painting is on the viewer’s right. They appear to be his attendants.