London Published Jany. 2d. 1809, by W. Miller, Albermarle Street.
Engraving. 375 x 480mm. Repaired tear c.3cm into image on left.
Sir John Falstaff, one of the most famous comic characters in all English literature, appears in four of Shakespeare's plays. Entirely the creation of Shakespeare, Falstaff is said to have been partly modeled on Sir John Oldcastle, a soldier and the martyred leader of the Lollard sect.
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