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Picturing Shakespeare: the Boydell Shakespeare Gallery

In November 1786 the printer Josiah Boydell held a dinner at his London home to which he invited several leading artists including George Romney and Benjamin West. The discussion turned to the idea of creating a lavishly illustrated edition of Shakespeare’s … Continue reading

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