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Pub. Shakespeare Line Engraving - J. Goldar & J. Taylor

In Exceptional Antiquities, Ethnographic Art

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Erie , Colorado
Europe, England, John Goldar (engraver, English, 1729-1795) after John Taylor (painter, English, c. 1585-1651), "William Shakespear (e)" line engraving, published 1785 CE. A line engraving of the legendary playwright, dramatist, and poet William Shakespeare created by the engraver and print seller John Goldar, an artist associated with 45 portraits according to the National Portrait Gallery in London, after a design by John Taylor, an artist associated with 11 portraits. The well-executed portrait of the Shakespeare in 3/4 view is within an oval set within a decorated rectangle. Above it reads "William Shakespear." and below "In the Possession of John Nicoll Esq." The National Portrait Gallery in London has a similar example in its collection and links this image to Tarnya Cooper's catalogue entitled "Searching for Shakespeare" (2006) accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 2 March - 29 May 2006), p. 221. A wonderful work for any literature buff! Size: 10.5" L x 7.75" W (26.7 cm x 19.7 cm)

Provenance: Ex-private Dr. Joseph & Edith Chess collection, Larchmont, NY

Condition: Small tear to bottom right. Paper shows aging as expected and top end possibly cut but image and text still read well.

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#113841
Europe, England, John Goldar (engraver, English, 1729-1795) after John Taylor (painter, English, c. 1585-1651), "William Shakespear (e)" line engraving, published 1785 CE. A line engraving of the legendary playwright, dramatist, and poet William Shakespeare created by the engraver and print seller John Goldar, an artist associated with 45 portraits according to the National Portrait Gallery in London, after a design by John Taylor, an artist associated with 11 portraits. The well-executed portrait of the Shakespeare in 3/4 view is within an oval set within a decorated rectangle. Above it reads "William Shakespear." and below "In the Possession of John Nicoll Esq." The National Portrait Gallery in London has a similar example in its collection and links this image to Tarnya Cooper's catalogue entitled "Searching for Shakespeare" (2006) accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 2 March - 29 May 2006), p. 221. A wonderful work for any literature buff! Size: 10.5" L x 7.75" W (26.7 cm x 19.7 cm)

Provenance: Ex-private Dr. Joseph & Edith Chess collection, Larchmont, NY

Condition: Small tear to bottom right. Paper shows aging as expected and top end possibly cut but image and text still read well.

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#113841

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Erie
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