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Print - Mr.William Shakespear. Ob. A.D. 1616. Æt. 53.
  • Mr.William Shakespear. Ob. A.D. 1616. Æt. 53.
    Gucht, Michael van der , born 1660 - died 1725
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Mr.William Shakespear. Ob. A.D. 1616. Æt. 53.

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (probably, made)

  • Date:

    late 17th - early 18th century (made)
    1709 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gucht, Michael van der , born 1660 - died 1725 (printmaker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.2338

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case DG, shelf 11A, box 7

Physical description

Portrait of Shakespeare; Crowned by tragedy and comedy, with fame above; An illustrated oval; Inscribed 'Mr.William Shakespear. Ob. A.D. 1616. Æt. 53.'; Print on paper.

One of a set of 46 illustrations to Shakespeare's works. See DYCE.2338 to 2384. NB: The last plate of the set, Venus and Adonis (46) , is wanting in this collection.

Place of Origin

London (probably, made)

Date

late 17th - early 18th century (made)
1709 (published)

Artist/maker

Gucht, Michael van der , born 1660 - died 1725 (printmaker)

Materials and Techniques

print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Mr.William Shakespear. Ob. A.D. 1616. Æt. 53.'
Inscribed.

Object history note

One of a set of 46 illustrations to Shakespeare's works. See DYCE.2338 to 2384 9. NB: The last plate of the set, Venus and Adonis (46), is wanting in this collection.

Descriptive line

Portrait of Shakespeare; Crowned by tragedy and comedy, with fame above; An illustrated oval; Inscribed 'Mr.William Shakespear. Ob. A.D. 1616. Æt. 53.'; Print on paper; One of a set of 46 illustrations to Shakespeare's works (see DYCE.2338 to 2384); By Michael van der Gucht; Flemish School; (probably) London; Published 1709.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum : Printed by G.E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1874.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Fame; Man; Portrait; Comedy; Tragedy

Categories

Prints; Portraits; Shakespeare

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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