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King Henry the Fourth, Act IV, Scene IV
  • Robert Thew, artist
    born: Patrington, England, United Kingdom
    Josiah Boydell
    born: Hawarden, Wales, United Kingdom ; died: Surrey, England, United Kingdom
  • King Henry the Fourth, Act IV, Scene IV, 1798
  • Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • engraving, stippling
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 497 x 370 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 19 9/16 x 14 9/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1789

An older man is sitting on the edge of a bed, a blanket covering his lap. Despite the setting, he is richly dressed. A young man is on one knee in front of him, holding a crown in his hands as if offering it to the sitting man.