W.m Shakespeare at the age of 40.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Feb. 1.st 1773.
Engraving with etching. Plate 165 x 96mm. 6½ x 3¾". Cut along right edge; foxing in margins.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) dramatist and poet. Portrait of William Shakespeare after the 'Chandos' portrait; head and shoulders to the right, with hair waved over ears, short moustache and beard; wearing white collar and dark doublet; in oval on pedestal, with trumpets, sword, ribbon, and laurel crown at top, a gargoyle below. Frontispiece to John Bell's edition of the "Works of Shakespeare", 1773.
[Ref: 24551] £50.00