Folger call number: PR 2752 1802 copy 2 Sh.Col. Vol.7 (before p.79,93)
Folger holdings ID: 339941
Accession Number: cs803
Artist: The label identifying the artist reads as follows: 'Lieut. Rob. Cowan : So. Devon Militia, Pinxt. 1801 and presented by him to Geo: G: George, Penwyn Cornwall for his Shakespearian collection.' Cataloger unable to locate Cowan in reference sources, work appears to be by an amateur Drawings are surrounded by watercolor borders with a decoration at the top which names the act, sc. and quotations the drawing illustrates. Both items are labeled as to the artist, in brown ink in the bottom margin of the border. Neither item is signed on the painting itself. Items are dated 1801 Provenance: Items have been added to volume 7 of an extra illustrated copy of the 1802 Boydell edition of Shakespeare's Works.For information on volume and provenance see record for Duval, A. View of Subject: Both items seem to focus on the landscape rather than the figures. The first illustrates Act 3, Sc. 4, Imogen at the mouth of the cave. The second item is meant to illustrate Guiderius' line from Act 3, Sc.1 'I have sent Cloten's clotpoll down the stream, in embassy to his mother; his body's hostage for his return.' The drawing shows a man holding a head, standing on the bank of a stream. A decapitated body is pictured under a tree This record contains unverified data from old cards and may contain incorrect or incomplete text. Please consult Curator for assistance
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former owner: George, George C.