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COLLECTION Identifier: Typ 805.05.7854a

Proofs for Henry Fuseli illustrations in Plays of William Shakespeare


Proofs before letters for illustrations etched and engraved after drawings by Swiss artist Henry Fuseli for Chalmer's edition of the Plays of William Shakespeare.


  • 1805

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Thirty-seven proofs before letters for illustrations etched and engraved after drawings by Henry Fuseli for the Plays of William Shakespeare, edited by A. Chalmers (London, 1805). Includes an additional engraved frontispiece portrait of Shakespeare, probably not after Fuseli. Engravings are by William Blake and others.

Biographical / Historical

Fuseli was a Swiss-born painter active mainly in England.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

94H-5. Presented in part by Charles A. Ryskamp, in memory of Philip Hofer (A.B. 1921); received: 1994 August 12. Also purchased with the Walter W. Naumberg (A.B. 1889) Library fund, Librarian's Discretionary fund, and the Osgood Hooker fund.

Fuseli, Henry, 1741-1825, illustrator. Proofs for Henry Fuseli illustrations in Plays of William Shakespeare, 1805: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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