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Shakespeare Reading

Artist:
William Page, born Albany, NY 1811-died Staten Island, NY 1885
Sitter:
William Shakespeare
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
65 1/8 x 39 in. (165.3 x 99.2 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1873-1874
Topic:
Recreation\leisure\reading
Occupation\writer\playwright
Portrait male\knee length
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1976.35
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Shakespeare Reading

Artist:
W. Kurtz, born Germany 1833-died Far Rockaway, NY 1904
Copy after:
William Page, born Albany, NY 1811-died Staten Island, NY 1885
Sitter:
William Shakespeare
Medium:
photograph
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1874-1875
Topic:
Recreation\leisure\reading
Portrait male
Object\written matter\book
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of William Page Howell
Object number:
1979.135.42
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Colonel William Shakespeare King

Artist:
Unidentified
Sitter:
William Shakespeare King
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
35 1/8 x 27 1/2 in. (89.1 x 69.9 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1825
Topic:
Dress\uniform\military uniform
Occupation\military\colonel
Portrait male
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Daniel Packard and Allene Packard King
Object number:
1950.7.5
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Shakespeare/MacBeth

Object Name:
Poster
Type:
Poster
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Credit Line:
Gift of Tadeusz Piechura
Accession Number:
1997-145-11
Rights:
© Atelier Tadeusz Piechura
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Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
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Knoll Studio: Shakespeare

Medium:
Plastic; incised handles.
Type:
packaging designs
Shopping bag
Object Name:
Shopping bag
Made in:
USA
Date:
summer 1988
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Recto: "Knoll Studio/ Celebrate 33 Summers of Free Shakespeare in Park", summer 1988. Text in putty on black. Small images of "floating" furniture products. Verso: Same design without text.
Credit Line:
Gift of Suzanne Sekey
Accession Number:
1992-77-36
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5c William Shakespeare single

Scott Catalogue USA 1250
Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Depicts:
William Shakespeare, British, 1564 - 1616
Medium:
paper; ink (black brown on tan); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
August 14, 1964
Description:
This Shakespeare Issue stamp features a portrait of William Shakespeare. Born in England in 1564, Shakespeare was an actor, playwright and poet. His plays have been translated into every major language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
United States; England; Stratford-upon-Avon; William Shakespeare; actor; playwright; poet; sonnet; play; dramatist; skull; quill; portrait
Topic:
Stars of Stage & Screen
Literature
Object number:
1980.2493.5486
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum

Shakespeare's King Lear, final proof

Referenced:
Shakespeare, William
Original artist:
West, Benjamin
Publisher:
Boydell, John
Boydell, Josiah
Maker:
Sharp, William
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
image: 44.2 cm x 59.3 cm; 17 3/8 in x 23 3/8 in
plate: 50.3 cm x 59.3 cm; 19 13/16 in x 23 3/8 in
sheet: 51.8 cm x 65 cm; 20 3/8 in x 25 9/16 in
Object Name:
print
Date made:
1793
Description:
Shakespeare's plays have engaged audiences for centuries, and his theatrical subject matter has influenced the visual arts as well. In the 1790s, London publishers John and Josiah Boydell opened the "Shakspeare Gallery" filled with paintings they commissioned to depict scenes from the plays. One hundred of these images were engraved as large prints and proved to be so popular that several editions were published, including an American edition in the 1840s.
King Lear, showing Lear in the storm from Act III, Scene IV, was engraved in 1793 by William Sharp (1749–1824) after the painting by Benjamin West (1738–1820). This dramatic scene was considered a powerful moral lesson representing energy of thought and action. The painting came to the United States in 1807, part of the collection of engineer Robert Fulton (1765–1815). It was exhibited in Philadelphia, Boston, and New York and is now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Many collectors considered Sharp's engraving of King Lear the finest of the prints in Boydells' Shakspeare Gallery series. Vermont Congressman George Perkins Marsh and President Thomas Jefferson owned prints from the Shakspeare Gallery. This impression from the original English edition came to the Museum in 1979 as a bequest from the family of American artist Stephen Alonzo Schoff (1818–1904), a bank-note engraver who also produced prints in larger formats. Schoff studied art in Europe between 1839 and 1841, and he acquired a significant collection of European and American prints to serve as his working visual library. He owned a preliminary etched proof prepared in an acid bath and this final state of the print finished by hand with the burin, an engraver's cutting tool.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Art
Popular Entertainment
Theater
Credit Line:
Leonard Hastings Schoff bequest
ID Number:
1979.0114.166
Accession number:
1979.0114
Catalog number:
1979.0114.166
79.0114.166
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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Shakespeare's King Lear, early proof

Referenced:
Shakespeare, William
Publisher:
Boydell, John
Boydell, Josiah
Original artist:
West, Benjamin
Maker:
Sharp, William
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
sheet: 45.75 cm x 58.8 cm; 18 in x 23 1/8 in
Object Name:
print
Date made:
1792
Description:
Shakespeare's plays have engaged audiences for centuries, and his theatrical subject matter has influenced the visual arts as well. In the 1790s, London publishers John and Josiah Boydell opened the "Shakspeare Gallery" filled with paintings commissioned
to depict scenes from the plays. One hundred of these images were engraved as large prints and proved to be so popular that several editions were published, including an American edition in the 1840s.
King Lear, showing Lear in the storm from Act III, Scene iv, was engraved in 1793 by William Sharp (1749–1824) after the painting by Benjamin West (1738–1820). This dramatic scene was considered a powerful moral lesson representing energy of thought and action. The painting came to the United States in 1807, part of the collection of engineer Robert Fulton (1765–1815). It was exhibited in Philadelphia, Boston, and New York and is now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Many collectors considered Sharp's engraving of King Lear the finest of the prints in Boydells' Shakspeare Gallery series. Vermont Congressman George Perkins Marsh and President Thomas Jefferson owned prints from the Shakspeare Gallery. This impression from the original English edition came to the Museum in 1979 as a bequest from the family of American artist Stephen Alonzo Schoff (1818–1904), a bank-note engraver who also produced prints in larger formats. Schoff studied art in Europe between 1839 and 1841, and he acquired a significant collection of European and American prints to serve as his working visual library. He owned this preliminary etched proof prepared in an acid bath and a final state of the print finished by hand with the burin, an engraver's cutting tool.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Art
Theater
Popular Entertainment
Credit Line:
Leonard Hastings Schoff bequest
ID Number:
1979.0114.167
Accession number:
1979.0114
Catalog number:
1979.0114.167
79.0114.167
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Stealing Shakespeare: Sneak Peek

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-03-01T16:36:22.000Z
Video Title:
Stealing Shakespeare: Sneak Peek
Description:
The comedy of errors behind the theft of English literary history's most important printed work.
Views:
379
Video Duration:
1 min 21 sec
Youtube Category:
Entertainment
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YouTube Channel:
smithsonianchannel
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Smithsonian Channel

Shakespeare (Macbeth) (after Fuseli)

Object Name:
Print
Type:
Print
Made in:
England
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Accession Number:
1957-41-219
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Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

Maker:
John Faed
Object Name:
Print
Type:
Print
Made in:
USA
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Accession Number:
1964-25-2
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William Shakespeare/Richard III

Object Name:
Poster
Type:
Poster
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Credit Line:
Gift of Tadeusz Piechura
Accession Number:
1997-145-12
Rights:
© Atelier Tadeusz Piechura
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Fame Adoring Shakespeare's Tomb

After:
Angelika Kaufmann, Swiss, 1741 - 1807
Medium:
Medium: silk embroidery on silk foundation, some painted details Technique: embroidered in satin, stem, speckling, knot, and detached chain stitches on plain weave foundation
Type:
embroidery & stitching
Embroidered picture
Object Name:
Embroidered picture
Made in:
England
Date:
ca. 1800
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Oval embroidered silk picture showing a classically draped female figure with wings on her head, strewing flowers on the tomb of Shakespeare. After "Fame Adoring Shakespeare's Tomb," by Angelica Kaufmann. In a landscape with a grassy foreground, architectural element behind the tomb, trees overhead and sky with white clouds. Embroidered in colored silks except for the sky, wings, head, arms and feet, which are painted.
Credit Line:
Gift of Anonymous Donor from the Fraser/Martin Collection
Accession Number:
1974-100-12
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William Shakespeare [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)

Artist:
Aitken, Robert 1878-1949
Photographer:
Ward, De Witt d. 1937
Subject:
Shakespeare, William
Type:
Photograph
Notes:
On photo mount label: R. I. Aitken. Portrait bust of William Shakespeare. Owned by sculptor. Photographer: De Witt Ward. Classification Number: 282/A. Accession: 24659.
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust
Ethnic
Occupation--Writer--Poet
Image number:
SSC S0000069
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Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
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William Shakespeare [sculpture] / (photographed by Joseph Hawkes)

Artist:
Ward, John Quincy Adams 1830-1910
Photographer:
Hawkes, Joseph
Subject:
Shakespeare, William
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1870. Cast 1871. Dedicated May 23, 1872
Notes:
On photo mount label: J.Q.A. Ward. Portrait statue of William Shakespeare (1564-1616). New York, Central Park. Mall. 1872, bronze. Costume, English. 16th cen. end-17th cen. early. Photographer: J. Hawkes. Classification number: 282/W259/656. Accession: 46495.
Sharp, Lewis I., "John Quincy Adams Ward, Dean of American Sculpture," Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1985, no. 50.
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length
Occupation--Writer--Dramatist
Occupation--Writer--Poet
Ethnic
Object--Written Matter--Book
Image number:
SSC S0002387
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Songs from Shakespeare's plays [and] popular songs of Shakespeare's time [sound recording] / sung by Tom Kines

Songs from Shakespeare's plays and popular songs of Shakespeare's timePopular songs of Shakespeare's time
Performer:
Kines, Tom 1922-
McCuaig, Ewen
Steele, Joan
Sands, Joyce
Author:
Shakespeare, William 1564-1616
Cover designer:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006
Subject:
Shakespeare, William 1564-1616
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Type:
Phonograph records
Musical settings
Date:
1961
Notes:
Cover design by Ronald Clyne.
Notes by Tom Kines and song texts in booklet (6 p.) inserted in original cover.
Each side of the LP disc has a unique title: side 1 is "Songs from Shakespeare's plays" and side 2 is "Popular songs of Shakespeare's time".
Topic:
Incidental music
Songs with lute
Local number:
Folkways 8767
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

Shakespeare Memorial [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)

Artist:
Calder, Alexander Stirling 1870-1945
Photographer:
Ward, De Witt d. 1937
Type:
Photograph
Notes:
On photo mount label: S. Calder. "Tragedy & Comedy" Shakespeare Memorial. Philadelphia, Pa. Photographer: De Witt Ward. Classification Number: 282. Accession: 24676.
Topic:
Literature--Shakespeare--Hamlet
Literature--Character--Hamlet
Literature--Character--Touchstone
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Drama
Image number:
SSC S0000357
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Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
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Shakespeare Memorial [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)

Artist:
Calder, Alexander Stirling 1870-1945
Photographer:
Ward, De Witt d. 1937
Type:
Photograph
Notes:
On photo mount label: A. S. Calder. Shakespeare Memorial: Tragedy and Comedy, represented by Hamlet and Touchstone. Philadelphia, Logan Circle. 1928, bronze. Photographer: De Witt Ward. Classification Number: 282/C146/450. Accession: 160093. Lantern Slide: E87820.
Topic:
Literature--Shakespeare--Hamlet
Literature--Character--Hamlet
Literature--Character--Touchstone
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Drama
Image number:
SSC S0000358
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Model for Shakespeare Memorial (reduced replica) [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Artist:
Calder, Alexander Stirling 1870-1945
Type:
Photograph
Notes:
On photo mount label: A. S. Calder. Tragedy and Comedy, represented by Hamlet and Touchstone. Brookgreen, S. C., Brookgreen Gardens, 1928, bronze. (reduced replica of the group on the Shakespeare Memorial, Logan Circle, Philadelphia. Gift of Mr. Archer M. Huntington. Classification Number: 282/C146/410. Accession: 160926.
Topic:
Literature--Shakespeare--Hamlet
Literature--Character--Hamlet
Literature--Character--Touchstone
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Drama
Image number:
SSC S0000360
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Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
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Scenes from Shakespeare: Macbeth [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)

Macbeth (relief panel) [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)
Artist:
Gregory, John 1879-1958
Photographer:
Ward, De Witt d. 1937
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1932
Notes:
On photo mount label: J. Gregory. Panel: Macbeth. Washington, D.C., Folger Shakespeare Library. Photographer: De Witt Ward. Classification number: 282/G. Accession: 160142. Lantern slide: E88636.
Topic:
Literature--Shakespeare--Macbeth
Literature--Character--Macbeth
Literature--Character--Witch
Occupation--Occult--Witch
Object--Other--Container
Image number:
SSC S0001166
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