[Printed copy of a medal presented to subscribers to 'The Dramatic Works of Shakspeare' in 9 folio vols., J. & J. Boydell, 1802.]
Recto and verso of a medal, stipple and engraving, circular fragments trimmed close to printed areas and glued to a scrap sheet. Some light spotting.
The engraved inscription, with vignette, explains that the medal's design shows William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) seated between the 'Dramatic Muse' and the 'Genius of Painting'. Lettering engraved by James Girtin (1773 - 1820 after), engraver and printer, and brother of Thomas, whose series of Parisian views he published. His stock burnt in a fire in Broad Street c.1817. No trace after 1820.
[Ref: 18149] £140.00