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The Tempest, Act IV, Scene I
  • Robert Thew, artist
    born: Patrington, England, United Kingdom
    Joseph Wright of Derby
    born: Derby, England, United Kingdom ; died: Derby, England, United Kingdom
  • The Tempest, Act IV, Scene I, 1800
  • Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • engraving, stippling
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 440 x 599 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 17 5/16 x 23 9/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 24 x 32 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1787

An old, bearded man is holding a staff horizontally into the air with his right hand and pointing upwards with his left. He is pointing towards a group of angelic figures high above. A young man faces the older man, his arm around a young woman. They appear to be standing in a cave. In the background, a couple of people stand on a beach and rocky cliffs are in the distance.