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The Works of Shakespear. In Six Volumes. Carefully and Revised and Corrected by the former Editions

1744–46
Engraved by Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), After Francis Hayman (English, 1708?–1776), Author William Shakespeare (English, 1564–1616)


Place of Publication: Oxford, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 953; Bibliothèque Nationale, Inventaire 18th cen., X, p. 496-502, nos. 455-497.

Dimensions

Overall: 32.3 x 25.5 x 1.7 cm (12 11/16 x 10 1/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.2394

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book [plates only] with 43 engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Oxford: At the Theatre, 1744[-1746]) Quarto; 43 leaves; modern half gilt-stamped red morocco, red marbled paper boards.

Author portrait; frontispieces; illustrations to Shakespeare’s plays; decorative tailpiece vignettes.


Oxford: At the Theatre, 1744[-1746]

Provenance

Acquired in 1915 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent