Caption: ‘BEAT: No, sure, my lord, my mother cried; But then there was a star danced, And under that was I born.’ MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Act 2, Sc 1.
Illustrator: From a Daguerreotype by Paine of Islington
Original Illustration Size: 225 x 157mm / 8″28 x 6″6
Illustration Number: 8/21
Source Text: The complete works of Shakspere : revised from the original editions / with historical and analytical introductions to each play, also notes explanatory and critical, and a life of the poet by J.O. Halliwell … and other eminent commentators ; elegantly and appropriately illustrated by portraits engraved on steel, from daguerreotypes of the greatest and most intellectual actors of the age ; taken in the embodiment of the varied and life-like characters of our great national poet / Comedies.
Published: London; New York: Printed and published by John Tallis and company .