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Shakespeare Reading

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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

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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

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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

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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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[Shakespeare Garden] [slide]: monument to Shakespeare

view [Shakespeare Garden] [slide]: monument to Shakespeare digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Pollard, Mary Ann
Physical description:
1 slide: col.; 35 mm
Type:
Projected media
Place:
United States of America, Illinois, Cook County, Evanston
Illinois
Evanston
Shakespeare Garden (Evanston, Ill.)
Date:
1987
1996 Jul.1
Topic:
Gardens
Sundials
Lawns
Flower beds
Hedges
Hawthorns
Edging, brick
Fountains
Monuments
Local number:
IL068002
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

[Shakespeare Garden] [slide]: monument to Shakespeare

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Photographer:
Pollard, Mary Ann
Physical description:
1 slide: col.; 35 mm
Type:
Projected media
Place:
United States of America, Illinois, Cook County, Evanston
Illinois
Evanston
Shakespeare Garden (Evanston, Ill.)
Date:
1987
1996 Jul.1
Topic:
Gardens
Flower beds
Edging, brick
Perennials
Sundials
Fountains
Monuments
Hedges
Hawthorns
Local number:
IL068007
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

[Shakespeare Garden] [slide]: monument to Shakespeare

view [Shakespeare Garden] [slide]: monument to Shakespeare digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Pollard, Mary Ann
Physical description:
1 slide: col.; 35 mm
Type:
Projected media
Place:
United States of America, Illinois, Cook County, Evanston
Illinois
Evanston
Shakespeare Garden (Evanston, Ill.)
Date:
1987
1996 Jul.1
Topic:
Gardens
Sundials
Fountains
Monuments
Lawns
Flower beds
Edging, brick
Hedges
Hawthorns
Local number:
IL068010
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

[Shakespeare Garden] [slide]: monument to Shakespeare

view [Shakespeare Garden] [slide]: monument to Shakespeare digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Pollard, Mary Ann
Physical description:
1 slide: col.; 35 mm
Type:
Projected media
Place:
United States of America, Illinois, Cook County, Evanston
Illinois
Evanston
Shakespeare Garden (Evanston, Ill.)
Date:
1987
1996 Jul.1
Topic:
Gardens
Sundials
Lawns
Flower beds
Edging, brick
Fountains
Monuments
Hedges
Hawthorns
Local number:
IL068012
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

[Shakespeare Garden] [slide]: memorial to Shakespeare

view [Shakespeare Garden] [slide]: memorial to Shakespeare digital asset number 1
Physical description:
1 slide: col.; 35 mm
Type:
Projected media
Place:
United States of America, Illinois, Cook County, Evanston
Illinois
Evanston
Shakespeare Garden (Evanston, Ill.)
Date:
1987
[Undated]
Notes:
Unknown photographer.
Topic:
Gardens
Monuments
Busts
Sculpture
Local number:
IL068022
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

Public Performance: Shakespeare Plays

view Public Performance: Shakespeare Plays digital asset number 1
Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Subject:
Shakespeare, William 1564-1616
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
1 open reel 1/4 inch sound recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Sound recordings
Drama
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1970
Circa 1970s
Notes:
Title created by ACMA staff based on contents of recording.
Summary:
Dramatic readings of excerpts from Shakespeare's plays, including Othello, Macbeth, Richard II, and Hamlet.
Drama. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Transcribed from physical asset: Dryell Croxton. Undated.
Cite as:
Public Performance: Shakespeare Plays, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Theater
Tragedy
Local number:
ACMA AV003477
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Knoll Studio: Shakespeare

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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
view 5c William Shakespeare single digital asset number 1
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

view Shakespeare's King Lear, final proof digital asset: Shakspeare King Lear, Act III, Scene iv
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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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Shakespeare's King Lear, early proof

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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

The birds of Shakespeare, by Sir Archibald Geikie

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Author:
Geikie, Archibald Sir 1835-1924
Subject:
Shakespeare, William 1564-1616 Knowledge Natural history
Physical description:
ix, [1], 120, [1] p. 1 illus., plates. 21 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1916
Topic:
Birds in literature
Call number:
PR3044 .G4X
PR3044.G4X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Shakespeare's XCI Sonnet [photomechanical print]

view Shakespeare's XCI Sonnet [photomechanical print] digital asset number 1
Artist:
Unknown
Photographic firm:
George Faulkner & Sons
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1917
Notes:
(Printed below image:) Geo. Faulkner and Sons, 181 Queen Vic St., London, E.C.
(Stamped inverso:) Gift Geo. Faulkner / Jan. 28 '17 / L.C. / Division of Prints / 45468.
Topic:
Literature--Shakespeare--Sonnet
Allegory--Passion--Love
Figure group
Image number:
LOC LC002415
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Shakespeare's Mirror [sculpture] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

view Shakespeare's Mirror [sculpture] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum) digital asset number 1
Artist:
Hebald, Milton 1917-2015
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006
Subject:
Shakespeare, William
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1968
Notes:
Photographed for: Nordness Gallery.
Getlein, Frank. "Milton Hebald," New York: The Viking Press, 1971, pg. 141.
Topic:
Nordness Gallery
Portrait Male--Waist Length
Object--Furniture--Mirror
Image number:
ROS R0003083
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Stealing Shakespeare: Sneak Peek

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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:
391
Video Duration:
1 min 21 sec
Youtube Category:
Entertainment
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YouTube Channel:
smithsonianchannel
Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel

Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

view Shakespeare and His Contemporaries digital asset number 1
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

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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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