A SCENE FROM SHAKSPEARE (COMPRESSED!) Materials:
lithograph Production person:
Print made by John Doyle (HB) Printed by: General Lithographic Establishment, 70 St. Martin's Lane Published by: Thomas McLean Production place:
London, England Date: August 8th 1844 Schools/Styles:
Description No. 812. A scene from Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice'; at left, a man in the character of the Duke (Sir James Graham), addressing a man in the character of Shylock, standing at centre, holding a dagger (Benjamin Disraeli), watched by a group of men (second from left Lord Stanley, next to him Sir Robert Peel, in background wearing a wig Charles Shaw-Lefevre, at right Richard Cobden).
Inscription Content: Series title and number at top right; initialled by artist; lettered below image with title, followed by a quotation from Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice' in two columns, at left over five lines, at right over four lines: 'Duke._Shylock, the World thinks [...] losing suit against him._', and publication details: 'Published by T. McLean, 26, Haymarket Aug: 8th. 1844. / Printed at 70 St. Martin's Lane.'.
With eye-shaped blindstamp at bottom left, lettered with 'Subscribers copy' and HB's monogram at centre.
Associated Title The Merchant of Venice
Representation of Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield
Representation of Sir Robert Peel
Representation of Sir James Robert George Graham
Representation of Charles Shaw-Lefevre, Viscount Eversley
Representation of Edward Geoffrey Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby
Representation of Richard Cobden
Associated with William Shakespeare