The Nursery of Shakespeare

A work made of stipple engraving, with hand-coloring, on cream wove paper.
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  • A work made of stipple engraving, with hand-coloring, on cream wove paper.

Date:

1810

Artist:

Moses Haughton II (English, 1772/74-1848)
after Henry Fuseli (Swiss, active in England, 1741-1825)

About this artwork

In an age before photography, an artist’s fame, influence, and fortune were dependent on engraved reproductions that were distributed and sold on the international market. These reproductive engravings were made by skilled craftspeople, who ideally worked closely with the artist.
A brilliant self-promoter, Fuseli had precise ideas about what he wanted from an engraver. He found his greatest collaborator in Moses Haughton, who lived in Fuseli’s house from 1803–19, producing some of the finest prints after Fuseli’s paintings, including The Nursery of Shakespeare.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Moses Haughton, II

Title

The Nursery of Shakespeare

Origin

England

Date

1810

Medium

Stipple engraving, with hand-coloring, on cream wove paper

Dimensions

518 × 403 mm (image); 607 × 469 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Chalkley J. Hambleton

Reference Number

1926.1597

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