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Print - Cassell's Illustrated Shakespeare/The Tempest
  • Cassell's Illustrated Shakespeare/The Tempest
    Selous, Henry Courtney, born 1803 - died 1890
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Cassell's Illustrated Shakespeare/The Tempest

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (drawn)

  • Date:

    ca.1860-1890 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Selous, Henry Courtney, born 1803 - died 1890 (artist)
    W. J. Linton, born 1812 - died 1898 (engraver)
    Cassell & Co. (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Drawn, printed

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Theatre Museum Association

  • Museum number:

    S.3726-2013

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Front cover from an edition of 'Cassell's Illustrated Shakespeare' for <i>The Tempest</i> by William Shakespeare (1564-1616). The engraving shows Prospero and Ariel, it was drawn by the artist Henry Courtney Selous (1803 - 1890), but was engraved by William James Linton (1812-1897).

Cassell's Illustrated Shakespeare: The Plays of Shakespeare were edited and annotated by Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke. Charles Cowden Clarke, 1787 1877, and Mary Cowden Clarke, 1809 1898, were English authors and Shakespearian scholars. The complete set comprised three volumes of books which were illustrated by the artist Henry Courtney Selous (1803 - 1890). The volumes were published between 1860 and 1890.

Physical description

Front cover from an edition of 'Cassell's Illustrated Shakespeare' for The Tempest by William Shakespeare (1564-1616). The engraved image shows Prospero and Ariel against a backdrop of a stormy sea. It was drawn by the artist Henry Courtney Selous (1803 - 1890), and was engraved, and signed by William James Linton (1812-1897).

Place of Origin

London (drawn)

Date

ca.1860-1890 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Selous, Henry Courtney, born 1803 - died 1890 (artist)
W. J. Linton, born 1812 - died 1898 (engraver)
Cassell & Co. (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Drawn, printed

Dimensions

Height: 31.3 cm, Width: 24 cm

Object history note

Given to the British Theatre Museum Association by Mrs Race in March 1963.

Descriptive line

Front cover from an edition of 'Cassell's Illustrated Shakespeare' for The Tempest by William Shakespeare (1564-1616)showing Prospero and Ariel, drawn by the artist Henry Courtney Selous (1803 - 1890), engraved, and signed by William James Linton (1812-1897), ca.1860-1890

Materials

Ink; Paper; Ink

Techniques

Free-hand drawing; Printed

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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