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Woodcut - The Comedy of Errors
  • The Comedy of Errors
    Austen, John Archibald, born 1886 - died 1948
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The Comedy of Errors

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    New York (published)

  • Date:

    1939 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Austen, John Archibald, born 1886 - died 1948 (artist)
    Limited Editions Club (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EW, shelf 1, box A

Physical description

Colour woodcut, signed in pencil 'John Austen', and inscribed with Act numbers.

Place of Origin

New York (published)


1939 (published)


Austen, John Archibald, born 1886 - died 1948 (artist)
Limited Editions Club (publisher)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'John Austen'
Each signed in pencil

Each inscribed with Act numbers.


Height: 9 in, Width: 5.625 in

Descriptive line

Frontispiece and illustrations (5) to Acts 1 to 5 of Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors by John Archibald Austen (1886-1948). Published by the Limited Editions Club, New York. Colour wood-cuts, 1939.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1951 London: HMSO, 1962.


Printing ink



Subjects depicted

Comedy; Plays


Shakespeare; Woodcuts; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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