Shakespeare. Cymbeline Act III. Scene IV.Near Milford Haven. __ Pisanio and Imogen.
Pub. June 4, 1801 by J. & J. Boydell, at the Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall, & No. 90, Cheapside, London.
Stipple and etching, final published state, 505 x 635mm. 19¾ x 25". Some spotting, mostly to the full margins.
A forest path with boulders and steep banks, Imogen holding up a sword, begging Pisanio to kill her. Pisanio has shown her the letter instructing him to do so, believing that her husband has been led to order her death by some woman - but he refuses. Quotations either side of title. After John Hoppner (1758 - 1810), for a series of scenes from Shakespeare plays after paintings in Boydell's 'Shakespeare Gallery', which opened in 1789 in Pall Mall.
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