Shakespeare. 1596 WS [etched in plate].[From an original Portrait in the possession of the Publisher.]
Pubd January 1 1811 by Machell Stace, 5 Middle Scotland Yard, Whitehall
Stipple engraving printed in sepia with very large margins, rare, platemark 465 x 360mm. Proof before title on india paper.
Portrait of William Shakespeare taken from the so-called 'Stace' portrait. Proof before the publisher 'had the audacity to write under it the name of Shakespeare' (Wivell).
O'D 136; see Abraham Wivell, 'Inquiry into the History...of the Shakespeare Portraits...'. p.189
[Ref: 28494] £320.00