John Tallis, Histories, Illustration #21

Mr. Macready as Cardinal Wolsey

Caption: ‘Wolsey: What’s this____To the Pope? The letter as I live, with all
the business I writ to his Holiness. Nay then, farewell!
I have touch’d the highest point of all my greatness’
Henry VIII. Act 3, Sc. 2

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Illustrator: Engraved from the Original by C. H. Jeens

Original Illustration Size: 157 x 115mm / 6″2 x 4″17

Illustration Number: 21/22

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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