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John Boydell engravings

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-095
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.


  • circa 1791-1803


Language of Materials

This collection contains materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The John Boydell engravings collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The John Boydell engravings collection is in the public domain and may used without copyright restriction.


1.54 Linear Feet (1 Box)

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.


John Boydell engravings
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections repository

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