John Tallis, Histories, Illustration #16

Mr. Couldock as Richard III

Caption: ‘K. Rich: Cousin thou wast not want to be so dull,
Shall I be plain? I wish the bastards dead;
And I would have it suddenly performed.’ Act 4. Sc 2.

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Illustrator: Engraved by Hollis from a Daguerreotype by M Blees & Germon, Philadelphia

Original Illustration Size, Left: 157 x 117mm / 6″0 x 4″20

Illustration Number: 16/22

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 / Histories.

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

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