Boydell’s Shakespeare Gallery /
A Collection of Prints, From Pictures Painted For The Purpose Of Illustrating The Dramatic Works Of Shakspeare.

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No. XLV. Twelfth Night. Act III. Scene IV.
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Inscription "Mal. Sweet lady, ... was well writ; SHAKESPEARE. Twelfth Night, ... Maria, & Malvolio.; Oli. What meanest ... Cross - garter'd &c.&c"
"Painted by Ramberg. Publish'd July 1. 1791, by J. & J. Boydell, at the Shakspeare Gallery Pall Mall, & No. 90, Cheapside, London. Aquafortis by Ryder."
Oliver's House. Olivia, Maria, and Malvolio.
Description British Museum 1922,0428.29: "Malvolio, in a very fine suit of clothes, makes a leg to Olivia, who sits on the right with a diaphanous veil around her head, trying to woo her, while Maria leans over the back of Olivia's chair, giggling, and three others peep around the screen on the left; late etched state with parts of Olivia's veil left blank." [check Shakespeare Library, description etc.]
Also in Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett; scan Bildarchiv Oppel-Hammerschmidt 

No. [...] "The Meeting of Edward V, and His Brother the Duke of York" [check in this series or separate print and add inscription] [Ramberg Bartolozzi]


Scan ART File S528t6 no.113 Folger Shakespeare Library;
Yale Center for British Art; British Museum; Braunschweig,
 Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum; Berlin Kupferstichkabinett, scan Bildarchiv Oppel-Hammerschmidt;


London: John & Josiah Boydell


1794; 1789; 1791;


Ryder, Thomas, 1746-1810, printmaker;
Boydell, John and Josiah, publisher;


Diverse Nachdrucke, zuletzt: John Boydell and Josiah Boydell (Hg.): Boydell's Shakespeare Prints. 90 Engravings. Mineola, NY: Dover, 2012. Erste Publikation: A Catalogue of the Pictures etc. in the Shakespeare Gallery, Pall-Mall. London: Printed for the Proprietors, and sold at the Place of Exhibition, [1793]. Digitalisat Ex., S. 87-
Ramberg: "Twelfth Night" (Yale Center for British Art).


503 mm h. x 650 mm w




Zahlreiche Forschungsbeiträge, z. B.: Pape, Walter, and Frederick Burwick (eds): Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery. Bottrop: Peter Pomp, 1996.
Hammerschmidt-Hummel, 273, ill. 138. 
The introduction and many illustrations are also on the blog Boydell's Shakespeare Prints: 90 Engravings. Ed. John and Josiah Boydell. Mineola, NY: Dover, 2004.

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