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King Richard III

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    ca. 1751-1816 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Marks, John Lewis (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand coloured etching

  • Credit Line:

    Harry R. Beard Collection, given by Isobel Beard

  • Museum number:

    S. 291-2012

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Print entitled <i>King Richard III</i> by J.L. Marks, ca. 19th century, Harry Beard Collection
The print is a caricature of Richard III from William Shakespeare's play of the same title. The caricature may be of John Kemble who played Richard III in the early 19th century.

Physical description

Hand coloured print.
"A horse a Horse , my kingdom for a horse" is printed below. The quote is from Act 5 scene 4 of William Shakespeare's Richard III.
In the print, the characters are depicted as monkeys.
The caricature may be of John Kemble who played Richard III at the time.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

ca. 1751-1816 (published)

Artist/maker

Marks, John Lewis (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Hand coloured etching

Dimensions

height: 15 cm height of print, width: 20 cm width of print

Descriptive line

Print entitled King Richard III by J.L. Marks, ca. 19th century, Harry Beard Collection

Materials

Printing ink; Paper; Watercolour

Techniques

Print-making; Etching; Hand-colouring

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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