John Tallis, Histories, Illustration #8

Mr Hackett as Falstaff

Caption: ‘FAL: There’s but a shirt and a half in all my company: and the half shirt is two napkins tacked together, and thrown over the shoulders like a herald’s coat without sleeves: and the shirt to say the truth, stolen from my host at St. Albans.’
KING HENRY IV. PART 1, Act 2, Sc 3.

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Illustrator: Engraved by C. Jeens from a Daguerreotype by P. Haas, New York

Original Illustration Size: 147 x 114mm / 5″26 x 4″16

Illustration Number: 8/22

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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