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The infant Shakspeare attended by Nature and the Passions

Title
The infant Shakspeare attended by Nature and the Passions [graphic] / painted by George Romney ; engraved by Benjn. Smith.
Publication
[London] : Pubd. Septr. 29, 1799 by J. & J. Boydell, at the Shakspeare Gallery, Pall Mall, & No. 90, Cheapside, London, [29 September 1799]
Physical Description
1 print : stipple ; plate mark 500 x 634 mm, on sheet 510 x 670 mm
Notes
Title etched below image.
Sheet trimmed slightly within plate mark at lower right.
Two lines of text on either side of title: Nature is represented with her face unveiled to her favourite child, who is placed between Joy and Sorrow. On the right hand of Nature, are Love, Hatred, & Jealousy, on her left, Anger, Envy, & Fear.
Plate from: Boydell's Shakspeare gallery, vol. I, no. II, large format.
Original painting is in the Folger Shakespeare Library collection.
Summary
The infant Shakespeare is seated on the train of Nature's gown. He is surround by the passions. On either side are Joy and Sorrow. Behind them are, on the right, Love, Hatred, and Jealousy; on the left, are Anger, Envy, and Fear.
Format
Images
Language
English
Added to Catalog
July 24, 2012
Genre/Form
Allegorical prints - England - 1799.
Stipple engravings - England - 1799.
Also listed under
Romney, George, 1734-1802, artist.
John and Josiah Boydell (Firm), publisher.
Shakspeare Gallery.
England London.
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