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292.-Photograph of two adjoining houses, dating from inediæval times, -Avon Croft and old Avon Bank-at Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon; by J. F. Ward.
293.--Pedigree of the Shakespeare Family by A. W. Cornelius Hallen, M.A., F.R.S. (Scot); in oak and gilt frame.
Presented by EVAN G. HUMPHREYS (the publisher)
Stratford-upon-Avon, June, 1885.
294.—Letter from David Garrick to Francis Hayman, R.A.;
“Mr. Windham is now with me; we have had much talk about you and your performances and both agree the scheme of the Six Pictures from Shakespear will be an excellent and advantageous one.
If you intend altering the Scene in Lear (which by the bye cannot be mended either in design or execution) what think you of the following one? suppose Lear mad upon the ground with Edgar by him; his attitude should be leaning upon one hand and pointing wildly towards the Heavens with the other. Kent and Footman attend him and Gloucester comes to him with a torch; the real madness of Lear, the frantick affectation of Edgar, and the different looks of concern in the three other characters will have a fine effect.
The country is much alarm’d by the Rebells; for my own part I have little fear of 'em, and intend offering my service as a Volunteer as I have no other engagement upon nie, and cannot be better employ’d.”
Framed and glazed; together with portraits of Garrick (as Kitely) and of Haynian, as well as of James Lacy and Edward Moore, who are mentioned in the letter. Hayman was one of the original members of the Royal Academy which was founded in 1768. This letter is dated 1765.
Presented by HENRY GRAVES, 6, Pall Mall,
295.-A mezzotint engraving of the face of David Garrick from a mask taken after death. Rob. Edge Pine, pinx 1779. John Dixon, sculp.”
Garrick died 20th January, 1779. The painter, Robert Edge Pine (1730-1788), is credited with four portraits of the great actor.
Presented by FREDERICK HAINES, F.S.A., 1866.
296.—Address to David Garrick from the Committee of the “Society established for the relief of indigent persons belonging to His Majesty's Company of Comedians of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (1776), acknowledging his having procured the incorporation of the Society by Act of Parliament, and appointing himn Master; London, 25 March 1777.
Signed by Peter King, John Packer, and others.
With ornamental border including arms and medal of the Society.
297.-Letter dated, London, 8 May, 1769, from David Garrick, to the Corporation of Stratford-uponAvon, thanking them for electing him a Burgess.
“The freedom of your Town given to me unanimously, sent to me in such an elegant and inestimable Box, and deliver'd to me in so flattering a Manner, merit my warmest gratitude.”
The Box referred to was made of wood from the mulberry tree Shakespeare planted at New Place, and cut down in 1756.
Presented by MR. JOHN LANE, Old Town, Strat
ford-upon-Avon. 298.-Garrick between Tragedy and Comedy; (an engraving 8f in by 63 in.) from the original picture by Sir Joshua Reynolds; now in the possession of Lord Rothschild, Tring Park, Hertfordshire.
Tragedy represented by Mrs. Siddons, and Comedy by Lady Inchiquin, Garrick's niece.
Presented by Miss ANNE WHELER. 299.-"Mr. Garrick as Steward of the Stratford Jubilee, September, 1769"; engraved in mezzotint by J. Saunders, and published by him 24 June, 1771. 300.-Cast of the face of David Garrick.
Presented by Miss ANNE WHELER. 301.-A chair formerly in the Chinese Temple which was erected in Stratford-upon-Avon at the Jubilee in 1769, by Williain Hunt, for the use of Garrick and his friends.
Presented by W. 0. HUNT.
302.--Shakespeare ; a photograph of “the Stratford Portrait." See No. 350.
Presented by W. O. HUNT.
303.--A copy in crayon, by Ozias Humphry, of the Chandos Portrait of Shakespeare, 1783.
The following inscription, in the hand-writing of Malone, is on the back of the picture :
“ This drawing of Shakespeare was made in August 1783 by that excellent artist Mr. Ozias Humphry, from the only original picture extant, which formerly belonged to Sir William Davenant, and is now in the possession of the Duke of Chandos. The painter is unknown. The original having been painted by a very ordinary hand, having been at some subsequent period painted over, and being now in a state of decay, this copy, which is a very faithful one, is in my opinion invaluable. Mr. Humphry. thinks that Shakspeare was about the age of forty-three when this portrait was painted; which fixes its probable date to the year 1607.
(Signed) Edmond Malone. June 29, 1784. The original picture is twenty-two inches long, and eighteen broad.” See No. 304.
Presented by HENRY GRAVES, Pall Mall, London,
304.--" The Chandos Shakespeare.”. “ traced from the original picture by [Sir George] Scharf, Nov. 1863," and lithographed by J. H. Lynch.
Published 23 April, 1864, by Chapman & Hall.
The Chandos portrait is now in the National Portrait Gallery, London, to which it was presented by the Earl of Ellesmere, in 1848.
Presented by SIR GEORGE SCHARF, F.S.A.,
Secretary of the National Portrait Gallery,
305.--Shakespeare in his Study; a copy, in oils, by Thomas Newland from the original picture by John Boaden, dated 22 July, 1828. The painter, John Boaden, died in 1839.
Bequeathed by F. W. FAIRHOLT.
306.--Shakespeare: a chromo-lithograph by J. Vincent Brooks from the Lumley Castle portrait in the
collection of the late Baroness Burdett-Coutts. of the second The portrait which is said to have been in the collection of creation John, first Lord Lumley, (died 1609), is of the same type as the 1 Chandos Portrait. The chromo-lithograph is dated 1863.
Presented by MR. HOGARTH, Haymarket Theatre,
307.--Photograph of a Portrait, which was discovered during the last century, in Southwark, and is considered by some to be a likeness of Shakespeare.
Presented by MRS. HARRISON GRAY OTIS, Boston,
308.--Portrait in oil, on panel, 9ļin by 7in., said to be of Shakespeare, and to be painted by Zucchero. Zuccars
Many 17th century portraits, which are said to represent and to be by Zucchero are extant. None are genuine. Of this painting the donor wrote, “This portrait has been for many years in private hands; having passed successively by gift, into the possession of its present owner from a barrister (well known in his day as a judicious collector of Paintings), a colonel of distinction in the army, and a beneficed clergymnan.”
Presented by THE REV. THOMAS REES MEDWIN,
Head Master of Stratford-upon-Avon Gram-
309.-Milton's Epitaph on Shakespeare, 1630; engrossed on vellum by Culleton; in carved oak frame.
Presented by THE REV. CALEB WHITEFOORD, M.A.,
Oxon, Rector of Burford, 2nd part, Salop,
310.—Engraving of the so-called Jansen portrait of Shakespeare.
A bust, in ruff, and embroidered jerkyn, with date “Æs 46, 1610”; engraved by R. Dunkarton" from an original picture formerly in the possession of Prince Rupert, now in the collection of Archibald, Duke of Hamilton and Brandon." etc., published by S. Woodburn, London, 1811.
On the back are the following inscriptions, “Purchased by me at the sale of Sydney, Lady Morgan's property, after her death.-S. C. Hall”; and “Given to me by S. C. Hall as a memorial of Lady Morgan, July 1859.-F. W. Fairholt.”
The original picture, assigned to the Flemish painter Jansen or Janssens, belonged before it passed to the Duke of Hamilton, to Charles Jennens of Gopsall, who had it engraved, in 1770, by Richard Earlom.
The picture now belongs to Lady Guendolen Ramsden, of Bulstrode.
Presented by F. W. FAIRHOLT, F.S.A.
311.--A miniature picture of David Garrick, by P. Benjamin West, R.A.
Benjamin West (1738-1820) became President of the Royal Academy on the death of Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1792.
Presented by J. O. HALLIWELL-PHILLIPPS, 1879.
312.—A miniature portrait, in oils, on copper, of William Cecil, Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer of Queen Elizabeth.
Presented by WRIGHT WILSON, F.R.C.S., Bır. 1
mingham, August 1901.
313.- A photographic copy and translation of part of a View of Frankpledge, Stratford-upon-Avon, dated 29 April 1552, recording that John Shakespeare, with others, was fined for having made a dirt heap in Henley Street. The original is in the Public Record Office, London.
Presented by THE MISSES STOKES & Cox, Lincoln
Chambers, 75. Chancery Lane, London,
314.—Three photographs of the Shakespearean entry in an account book of the household expenses at Belvoir Castle, of the Earl of Rutland, 1613.
The entry shows that “Mr. Shakespeare” and “Richard Burbadge the actor were, on 31 March, 1613, each paid the sun of 44 shillings by the Earl of Rutland's steward for services rendered in devising and making an “impresa,' or semi-heraldic pictorial badge with motto, which adorned the Earl's shield and equipment at the spectacular tournament at Whitehall, on the preceding 24 March, Reproduced in 1906 by permission of the Duke of Rutland, K.G.
Purchased, February, 1906.