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Title: William Shakespeare
Series/Portfolio: Thomas Birch, The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, Engraved by Mr Houbraken and by Mr Virtue
Jacob Houbraken (Dutch, Dordrecht 1698–1780 Amsterdam)
After (?) John Taylor (British, died 1651)
Ornamental border after Hubert François Gravelot (French, Paris 1699–1773 Paris)
J. and P. Knapton (British, active 1735–89)
Relates to a series by Thomas Birch (British, 1705–1766)
William Shakespeare (British, Stratford-upon-Avon 1564–1616 Stratford-upon-Avon)
Medium: Etching and engraving
Plate: 14 9/16 × 9 in. (37 × 22.9 cm)
Sheet: 15 1/16 × 9 1/2 in. (38.3 × 24.1 cm)
Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917
Accession Number: 17.3.756-2423
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