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The engraving features an oval portrait of William Shakespeare that was crafted after what is known as the Chandos Portrait of William Shakespeare. Surrounding the central image are smaller portraits of 19th century Shakespearian actors: Edward Loomis Davenport, Charlotte Cushman, Mary Amelia Warner, and William Macready. A fifth smaller image depicts a scene from the Shakespeare Jubilee. The engraving appears to have been taken from a bound volume, most likely John Tallis & Company's The Works of Williams Shakespeare Illustrated.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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10 5/8 X 7 3/8 inches
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ink on paper engraved
Recto, below image: Engraved by Hollis from the Chandos Portrait./JOHN TALLIS & COMPANY, LONDON & NEW YORK. verso, at top right corner, handwritten in pencil: c1860
Cushman, Charlotte, 1816-1876; Davenport, Edward Loomis, 1815-1877; Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Warner, Mary Amelia, 1804-1854
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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