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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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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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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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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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5c William Shakespeare design file

Physical Description:
Design file may contain any of the following: stamp designs; documents; correspondence; newspapers; articles; press releases; artists' guides; descriptions; designs; drawings; memorandums; and photographs.
Date:
ca. 1964
Name:
Shakespeare, William
Topic:
Postage stamps--United states--History
Postage stamp design
Catalog number:
Scott Catalogue USA 1250
Notes:
William Shakespeare Issue
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Stamp Design Files, Third Postmaster General's Office at the National Postal Museum Library, Smithsonian Libraries
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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[Shakespeare Garden] [slide]: monument to Shakespeare

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
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[Shakespeare Garden] [slide]: monument to Shakespeare

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
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[Shakespeare Garden] [slide]: monument to Shakespeare

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
Visitor Tag(s):

[Shakespeare Garden] [slide]: monument to Shakespeare

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
Visitor Tag(s):

[Shakespeare Garden] [slide]: memorial to Shakespeare

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]
Topic:
Gardens
Monuments
Busts
Sculpture
Local number:
IL068022
Notes:
Unknown photographer
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens
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Stealing Shakespeare: Sneak Peek

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2011-03-01T16:36:22.000Z
Metadata Updated:
2014-05-02T00:00:57.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment
Views:
272
Video Title:
Stealing Shakespeare: Sneak Peek
Description:
The comedy of errors behind the theft of English literary history's most important printed work.
Video Duration:
81 seconds
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smithsonianchannel
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianchannel
Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel
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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
Topic:
Stars of Stage & Screen
Literature
Object number:
1980.2493.5486
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
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
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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
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
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
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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

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
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
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
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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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The birds of Shakespeare, by Sir Archibald Geikie

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
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Shakespeare's Mirror [sculpture] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Hebald, Milton 1917-
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006
Subject:
Shakespeare, William
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1968
Topic:
Nordness Gallery
Portrait Male--Waist Length
Object--Furniture--Mirror
Image number:
ROS R0003083
Notes:
Photographed for: Nordness Gallery
Getlein, Frank. "Milton Hebald," New York: The Viking Press, 1971, pg. 141
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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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
Credit Line:
Gift of Anonymous Donor from the Fraser/Martin Collection
Accession Number:
1974-100-12
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.
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Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
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[Shakespeare Garden] [slide]: Shakespeare bust- east end of garden

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
Busts
Sculpture
Local number:
IL068016
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens
Visitor Tag(s):

[Shakespeare Garden] [slide]: Shakespeare bust- east end of garden

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
Busts
Sculpture
Local number:
IL068018
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens
Visitor Tag(s):

[Shakespeare Garden] [slide]: Shakespeare memorial at east

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]
Topic:
Gardens
Knot gardens
Hedges
Walkways, grass
Hawthorns
Fountains
Monuments
Local number:
IL068021
Notes:
Unknown photographer
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens
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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
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust
Ethnic
Occupation--Writer--Poet
Image number:
SSC S0000069
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
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Photograph Archives
American Sculpture Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Additional Online Media:

Claire Luce reads Venus & Adonis [sound recording] / by William Shakespeare

Performer:
Luce, Clare Boothe 1903-1987
Subject:
Shakespeare, William 1564-1616 Venus and Adonis Adaptations
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Type:
Phonograph records
Date:
1964
Local number:
Folkways 9846
Notes:
Text of recording in booklet (8 p. : ill.) inserted in original container
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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