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Title Shakspeare Gallery
Subject Boydell, John, 1719-1804; Engraving; Fuseli, Henry, 1741-1825; Northcote, James, 1746-1831; Opie, John, 1761-1807; Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Illustrations; Smirke, Robert, 1752-1845; Stothard, Thomas, 1755-1834; Westall, Richard, 1765-1836; West, Benjamin, 1738-1820
Creator Boydell, John, 1719-1804
Description English print publisher John Boydell studied engraving in London. It is as the publisher of works of other engravers, however, that he is best known. In 1786 he began the publication, by subscription, of prints illustrating Shakespeare's works. The leading English artists, including Sir Joshua Reynolds, Benjamin West, and Henry Fuseli, were commissioned to paint scenes from Shakepeare's works. Boydell built a gallery to house these works. In 1803, Boydell published the engravings based on the paintings in the gallery. Because of the Boydell prints, some images of scenes from Shakespeare are, to this day, indelibly fixed in the public mind. The paintings commissioned by Boydell were used repeatedly to illustrate the works of Shakespeare, and they appear in all sorts of modified, adapted, and borrowed forms in engravings and drawings for subsequent publications. Because of financial reverses, due chiefly to the French Revolution and consequent closing of the continental market, the collection was sold by lottery in 1804.
Publisher London, Boydell, 1803.
Contributors Boydell, Josiah, 1752-1817; Northcote, James, 1746-1831. illus; Smirke, Robert, 1752-1845, illus; Fuseli, Henry, 1741-1825; Opie, John, 1761-1807, illus; Westall, Richard, 1765-1836; Stothard, Thomas, 1755-1834; Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792 ; West, Benjamin, 1738-1820.
Date 1803
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Format Creation Original photographed with 6 megapixel 2008 x 3008 pixel dimension Nikon D70 and saved as 240 ppi TIFF. Display image 800 pixel wide JPEG created in PhotoshopCS.
Identifier PR2883 .B6
Language eng
Rights Management http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/
Holding Institution Rare Books Division, Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah. 295 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
Source Physical Dimensions 18 cm x 24 cm
Scanning Technician Kelly Taylor
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor; Luise Poulton; Choun Votha
Call Number PR2883 .B6; Record ID 99296700102001
ARK ark:/87278/s6pz5kwz
Setname uum_rbc
Date Created 2006-02-27
Date Modified 2019-08-05
ID 73750
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz5kwz
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