Mr. Macready as Brutus

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Caption: ‘BRU: With this I depart: that as I slew my best lover for the good of Rome, I have the same dagger for myself when it shall please my country to need my death’ JULIUS CAESAR. Act 3, Sc. 2.

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Illustrator: Engraved by G. Greatbach from the Original Painting by Reid in the possession of the Publishers

Original Illustration Size: 225 x 160mm / 8″26 x 6″8

Illustration Number: 23/26

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 / Tragedies.

Published: London; New York: Printed and published by John Tallis and company [1850].

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