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Songs Of Shakespeare, Illustrated By the Etching Club.

William Shakespeare

RA Collection: Book

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Uniform Title

[Works., Selections., 1843.]


London: MDCCCXLIII., Printed By Gad & Keningale.

Physical Description

T.pl., [9] pl.; 580 mm.

Responsibility Note

Apart from the title-plate all plates are signed (all plates incorporate two images, and several carry two signatures). The signatures are those of C. Stonhouse, John Bell, H.J. Townsend, Thos. Creswick, Fredk. Tayler, T. Webster, John P. Knight, R. Redgrave, J.C. Horsley, C.W. Cope and Frank Stone.


H. Hammerschmidt-Hummel, Die Shakespeare-Illustrationen (1594-2000), 3 v. (2003).

On the Etching Club see A. Fredericksen, The Etching Club of London [exhibition catalogue] (2002). Etching Club minutes and accounts (1838-92) are held at the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Summary Note

The nine plates illustrate: [1] Ariel's Song (from The Tempest); [2] Where The Bee Sucks (from The Tempest); [3] Under The Greenwood Tree (from As you like it); [4] The Forester's Song (from As you like it); [5] Autolycus's Song (from The Winter's Tale); [6] Drinking Song (from Othello); [7] The Song Of Poor Barbara (from Othello); [8] My lady Sweet, Arise (from Cymbeline); [9] Youth And Age (from The Passionate Pilgrim).

Binding Note

19th-century half red morocco, red cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'The Songs Of Shakespeare Illustrated By The Etching Club - 1843' and 'R.A.'

Name as Subject


English poetry - English drama - Songs - Great Britain - 16th century - 17th century
Illustrated books - Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century


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