book of prints;
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'Six characters to illustrate Shakespeare, after the designs of Mortimer; etched by B. Reading, Part I', containing 6 etchings by Reading after Mortimer showing bust-lenght portraits of characters from Shakespeare, each in an oval within rectangular border, with title above and quote below: 'Bardolph', 'Poet', 'Ophelia', 'Shylock', 'Lear' and 'Richard IInd'. Bound together with 'Part II of characters to illustrate Shakespeare, after the designs of Mortimer; etched by B. Reading. Forming the complete set', with the plates showing: 'Caliban', 'Edgar', 'Beatrice', 'Flastaff', 'Cassandra', and 'York'. Each set with its own title-page. Bound at the BM bindery in red leather, with gold lettered on the spine, and marbed endpapers.
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Height: 448 millimetres (approx. sheet size of each page)
Width: 295 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See 1850,0810.5 ; 1850,0810.8 ; 1850,0810.6 ; 1850,0810.3 ; 1850,0810.4 ; 1850,0810.7 for the original prints by Mortimer.
Cataloguing supported by the Elizabeth Cayzer Charitable Trust
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Six characters to illustrate Shakespeare
Associated Title: Part II of Characters to illustrate Shakespeare
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