Harvard Theatre Collection Shakespeare fantasy prints
- circa 1790-1938
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
2.5 linear feet (60 oversize folders)
Biographical / Historical
Shakespeare fantasy prints are a type of visual work depicting scenes from Wililam Shakespeare's plays. These scenes are not related to productions of the plays, but instead appear as if the scenes occurred in reality, as imagined and created by artists inspired by the plays. Many of prints of this type were published by Boydell Shakespeare Gallery, a gallery established by John Boydell in 1786 with the aim to produce illustrated editions of Shakespeare's plays and a folio of prints of Shakepeare-inspired scenes based upon paintings by British artists. The Boydell Shakespeare Gallery produced prints until 1804.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Harvard Theatre Collection Shakespeare fantasy prints, circa 1790-1938 (MS Thr 1821): Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard University.
- 2018 June 27
- Description rules
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- EAD ID
Part of the Houghton Library Repository
Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.
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