Gulielmus Shakespear Anno Post Mortem CXXIV Amor Publicus Ponuit.Mr. Fleetwood, & Mr. Rich, masters of ye two Theatres, having Generously given a Benefit Play each, towards erecting a Monument to the Memory of that Inimitable Poet, Shakespear, which is now set up in Wesminster Abby, by the Direction of The Rt: Honble: the Earl of Burlington, Dr: Mead, Mr: Pope, and Mr: Martin. This Plate is most Humbly Dedicated to them, by their most Obedient Humble Serv:t. Andrew Miller.
Mezzoint, very scarce & rare Plate 406 x 265mm (16 x 10½"). Small tears to upper edge; slight toning.
Portrait after Scheemakers' memorial statue of Shakespeare in Westminster Abbey; full length standing, leaning with right elbow on a pile of books, pointing with left hand to an excerpt of Propero's lines from the Tempest.
See CS: 46. Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 34623] £550.00