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Title: Shylock's House–Shylock, Jessica and Launcelot (Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, Act 2, Scene 5)
Series/Portfolio: The American edition of Boydell's Illustrations of the Dramatic Works of Shakespeare
Peter Simon (British, London ca. 1764–1813 Paris)
After Robert Smirke (British, Wigton, Cumberland 1752/53–1845 London)
Originally published by John & Josiah Boydell (British, 1786–1804)
Reissued by Shearjashub Spooner (American, Brandon, Vermont 1809–1859 Plainfield, New Jersey)
William Shakespeare (British, Stratford-upon-Avon 1564–1616 Stratford-upon-Avon)
Date: first published 1795; reissued 1852
Medium: Stipple engraving
Image: 21 13/16 x 15 11/16 in. (55.4 x 39.8 cm)
Plate: 25 1/2 × 19 5/8 in. (64.8 × 49.8 cm)
Sheet: 27 7/8 × 21 7/8 in. (70.8 × 55.5 cm)
Credit Line: Gertrude and Thomas Jefferson Mumford Collection, Gift of Dorothy Quick Mayer, 1942
Accession Number: 42.119.544
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