Requires Photography

The Birth of Shakespeare

after 1781
Unidentified artist, 18th century, Copied after Francesco Bartolozzi (Italian, worked in Italy, England, and Portugal, 1728–1815)


Catalogue Raisonné

De Vesme/Calabi 1819 (reduced copy)

Dimensions

Sheet: 15.5 x 12 cm (6 1/8 x 4 3/4 in.)(trimmed within the platemark)

Accession Number

P10653

Medium or Technique

Etching and stipple engraving

Not On View

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso, bottom left, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, lower center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund