The John Boydell engravings 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.
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The John Boydell engravings collection was donated to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on an unknown date by an unknown source.