Shakspeare [sic] Second Part of King Henry the Fourth.Painted by Henry Fuseli. Engraved by W. Leney.

Shakspeare [sic] Second Part of King Henry the Fourth.Painted by Henry Fuseli. Engraved by W. Leney.
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London: Boydell, March 25th 1795. Elephant folio, 31 x 23 1/2 ins., image 21 1/4 x 16 1/2 ins. Matted, in very good condition.` Act II, scene IV, with Doll Tearsheet perched across Falstaff's ample lap in an erotic pose clearly to Fuseli's liking. Boydell’s enterprise was the Shakespeare Gallery, an exhibition space in London’s Pall Mall showcasing paintings which exclusively represented scenes from Shakespeare’s plays. From 1789 to 1804, Boydell commissioned Britain’s established and up-and-coming contemporary artists to paint these scenes, offering each generous compensation for their work. Once the exhibition was mounted, reproductive engravings of the paintings produced by an in-house team of 46 printmakers were available to purchase, either as a portfolio of prints or as illustrations to a luxurious edition of the plays. (Item Id: 122430)

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