Item #68-2070 Gulielmus Shakespear. Andrew Miller, Charles Delaffontaine, Pieter Scheemaeckers, William Kent, after design, engrav., intermediary draughtsman, after statue.
Miller, Andrew (engrav.); Charles Delaffontaine (intermediary draughtsman); Pieter Scheemaeckers (after statue); William Kent (after design.

Gulielmus Shakespear.

[London, UK: 1741]. Engraving. 402 mm. x 265 mm. Good with losses, small tears & creasing at margins. In protective sleeve. Text in Latin.

Portrait after Scheemakers' memorial statue of Shakespeare in Westminster Abbey.

Lettered on a plaque within the image above Shakespeare's head with the title, continuing 'Anno Post Mortem CXXIV Amor Publicus Ponuit'; on the plinth against which he rests 'Gul: Kent Inv. / P. Scheemakers Fecit 1740'; on the base of the architrave '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, Shakspear, which is now set up in Westminster Abby, by the Direction of The Rt: Honble: the Earl of Burlington, Dr: Mead, Mr: Pope, and Mr: Martin' finishing with a dedication to the above from the engraver, and "Ch: Delaffontaine del. / Andrew Miller fect. 1741. Item #68-2070

Price: $150.00