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.
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.
Extent.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.
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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