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Three illustrations to Shakespeare plays, engraved by Charles Taylor after Stothard; all in ovals and following the same format, part of a set; pasted to the same album sheet.
'Macbeth fortold his destiny'; Macbeth starting back in horror at a vision of Malcolm as a boy, crowned and carrying branches of Birnam wood, a premonition of his downfall as foretold by the three witches, who are gathered in the smoke of a cauldron on the left; scratched open-letter state. 1 May 1783
'Rosalind giving her Chain to Orlando'; Rosalind walking arm-in-arm with Celia to right, turning to give a chain to Orlando; in an oval; after Stothard. 1 January 1783
'The Bloody Napkin shewn to Rosalind'; Rosalind on the left, disguised as a man, fainting into Celia's arms at the sight of the bloody napkin which Orlando has charged Oliver to show her. 1 January 1783
Etching and engraving
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Height: 230 millimetres (plates, trimmed?)
Width: 140 millimetres (plates, trimmed?)
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- Included in the first volume of Balmanno's collection of Stothard's work in BM P&D. See 1849,0721.1 for more information.
Other impressions in BM P&D have plate numbers in upper right, which are presumably trimmed from these impressions.
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Associated Title: Macbeth
Associated Title: As You Like It
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