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

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.


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book [plates only] with 43 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


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]


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