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John Boydell engravings

 Collection — Box: MS-095 001
Identifier: MS-095

Scope and Contents

This collection features black and white prints of engravings of scenes from plays authored by William Shakespeare, originally created by Boydell in the 18th century England.


  • Creation: circa 1791-1803


Language of Materials

This collection contains materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright status of this collection has not been evaluated.

Biographical / Historical

John Boydell was an engraver and publisher who established the Boydell Shakespeare Gallery in London, England in 1789, in which he featured paintings depicting scenes from William Shakespeare's plays by many of England's most eminent artists of the day. Many of these paintings were subsequently turned into engravings for folio editions released between 1791 and 1803.


1.54 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on an unknown date by an unknown source.

Processing Information

The processing of this collection is complete.

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Collection Area Details

Part of the Manuscripts Collection Area

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library
c/o Special Collections
600 Douglas Street
Chattanooga Tennessee 37403 United States