H. Heath (artist and etcher)
G. Humphrey, St. Jameses Street, London: August 30, 1827 Illustrations of Shakespear [sic]
11.25 x 16 inches, sheet
9.5 x 13.5 inches, image
Comic vignettes of scenes from famous Shakespeare plays, enacted by animals. The vignettes are titled: “Merry Wives of Windsor. Mrs Lord. ‘Get in, get in, Sweet Sir John,'” “Richard the III. ‘Edgless fall they sword, despair and die,'” “Macbeth. ‘All hail Macbeth,'” “Merry Wives of Windsor. Anne Page. ‘Will it please you to walk in Sir,'” and “Twelfth Night. Sir Andrew. ‘Why this is the best fooling when all is done, now a Song.'”
The Heaths were an English family of artists. H. Heath was active in the 19th century.
George Humphrey took over the printselling business of Hannah Humphrey, which was begun in the late 18th Century, trading as G. Humphrey from 1820-1830.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual light toning, wear, soiling, soft creases.
Maxted, Ian. “The London book trades 1775-1800: a preliminary checklist of members.” Exeter Working Papers in British Book Trade History. 2001. http://www.devon.gov.uk/library/locstudy/bookhist/lonh.html (15 April 2002).