Mr. William Shakspeare. 'His True Effigies.'To the Right Honorable the Earl of Essex, an Admirer of Shakspeare, of Polite Literature, and of the Fine Arts.
This Print is Published April 23, 1816, being the Second Centenary after the Poets Decease, by J. Britton, Tavistock Place, London.
Mezzotint, lettered state, 230 x 150mm. 9 x 6". Uncut sheet.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), dramatist and poet. The most celebrated English playwright and poet, and one of the great writers of all time, Shakespeare was highly esteemed during his life. Lettered ''Born April 23, 1565/Died April 23, 1616' in image on writing paper. From the commemorative bust of the bard writing at a table, sculpted by George Bullock (1782/3 - 1818) and in Stratford Church.
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