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King Henry the Sixth, Act II, Scene V
  • Robert Thew, artist
    born: Patrington, England, United Kingdom
    James Northcote
  • King Henry the Sixth, Act II, Scene V, 1793
  • Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • engraving, stippling
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 564 x 408 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 22 3/16 x 16 1/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1775

An elderly man is sleeping, hunched over in a wide-seated armchair draped with blankets. A young man is walking through an opened door, gingerly stepping closer to the sleeping man. Chains in the foreground indicate that this is a prison cell.