Shakspeare seated between the Dramatic Muse & the Genius of Painting who is pointing him out as the proper subject of her penal.The Alto Relievo in the Front of the Shakspeare Gallery, Pall-Mall.
Pub.d Decr 1. 1798 by J & J Boydell No90 Cheapside & at the Shakspeare Gallery Pall Mall.
Engraving. 380 x 271mm (15 x 10¾"). Soiling.
Shakespeare on a rocky pedestal, one hand on the shoulder of the genius of painting standing to the right, holding a palette and brushes, while the dramatic muse with a lyre reaches to crown him with laurel from the left; after a sculpture by Thomas Banks outside Boydell's 'Shakespeare Gallery'. From that building he published his Shakespeare (1798) to which this was the frontispiece.
See also Ref: 18149 for printed copy of the medal.
[Ref: 28933] £60.00