William Shakespeare

1 portrait

William Shakespeare

by William Ward, printed by Lahee & Co, published by John Britton, after Thomas Phillips, after George Bullock, after Gerard Johnson
mezzotint, published 23 April 1816 (circa 1620)
9 in. x 6 1/8 in. (230 mm x 155 mm) plate size; 15 3/8 in. x 10 7/8 in. (390 mm x 275 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D41658


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Artistsback to top

  • John Britton (1771-1857), Antiquary and topographer. Artist associated with 6 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • George Bullock (1782 or 1783-1818), Sculptor and cabinet-maker. Artist associated with 5 portraits.
  • Gerard Johnson (active 1616-1623), Sculptor. Artist associated with 12 portraits.
  • Lahee & Co (active 1810-1852), Printers. Artist associated with 16 portraits.
  • Thomas Phillips (1770-1845), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 215 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
  • William Ward (1766-1826), Engraver; father of William James Ward. Artist associated with 167 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG 1735: William Shakespeare (based on same portrait)
  • NPG 185a: William Shakespeare (based on same portrait)
  • NPG D18888: William Shakespeare (based on same portrait)
  • NPG D21013: Monument to William Shakespeare in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon (based on same portrait)
  • NPG D41657: William Shakespeare (impression from same plate as)
  • NPG D41659: William Shakespeare (based on same portrait)
  • NPG D42286: William Shakespeare (impression from same plate as)

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