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Creator Role

engraver artist publisher

Description

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.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1860

Measurement

10 5/8 X 7 3/8 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

ink on paper engraved

Inscription

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

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

Engraving

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

4035

Digital ID

FVW_04035

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

William Shakespeare Engraved by Hollis from the Chandos Portrait

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