Shakespeare Colouring Book
Shakespeare Colouring Book
Shakespeare Colouring Book
Shakespeare Colouring Book
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Shakespeare Coloring Book

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Item #: CBK020
Our Price: $16.95
Casebound book with a special lay-flat binding and sturdy, flexible cover

108 pages with 50 images to color on high-quality paper

Size: 8½ x 11 in.

Coloring pages are blank on the back so they can be cut out and displayed.

Published with the British Library

ISBN 9780764981241
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Product Description
Shakespeare Coloring Book
In 1786, publisher John Boydell (1719–1804) forged a plan to publish an edition of Shakespeare’s plays with illustrations by the top artists of the day. Boydell’s goal was to establish an English School of historical painting. He began soliciting subscribers and commissioning paintings, and in 1789, he opened the Shakespeare Gallery to display the artworks. Subscribers received free tickets to the exhibition, and the gallery in London’s Pall Mall soon became a place to see and be seen.

The exhibition opened with thirty-four paintings, and by 1791 it had grown to seventy-two. An in-house team of printmakers created engravings from the paintings, available for purchase. A nine-volume folio edition was published in 1802, and in 1803, Boydell printed the two-volume elephant folios of all the engravings, selections from which appear in this colouring book.

Boydell was forced to close the gallery when the French Revolution cut off the export market for his books, prints, and engravings, but his efforts had lasting effects on English painting. Artists were now paid to create history paintings, a break from their custom of mainly painting portraits for the wealthy.

Images
  1. Macbeth, act 4, scene 1
  2. The Winter’s Tale, act 2, scene 3
  3. Richard II, act 4, scene 1
  4. The Tempest, act 1, scene 2
  5. The Tempest, act 4, scene 1
  6. The Two Gentlemen of Verona, act 5, scene 3
  7. The Merry Wives of Windsor, act 4, scene 2
  8. The Merry Wives of Windsor, act 5, scene 5
  9. Measure for Measure, act 5, scene 1
  10. The Comedy of Errors, act 5, scene 1
  11. Much Ado about Nothing, act 4, scene 1
  12. Much Ado about Nothing, act 4, scene 2
  13. Love’s Labour’s Lost, act 4, scene 1
  14. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, act 4, scene 1
  15. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, act 4, scene 1
  16. The Merchant of Venice, act 5, scene 1
  17. As You Like It, act 1, scene 2
  18. The Taming of the Shrew, induction, scene 2
  19. The Taming of the Shrew, act 2, scene 2
  20. All’s Well That Ends Well, act 5, scene 3
  21. Twelfth Night, act 3, scene 4
  22. Twelfth Night, act 5, scene 1
  23. Henry VI, Part II, act 1, scene 6
  24. The Winter’s Tale, act 5, scene 3
  25. Macbeth, act 1, scene 3
  26. Richard II, act 4, scene 1
  27. Richard II, act 5, scene 2
  28. Henry IV, Part I, act 2, scene 4
  29. Henry IV, Part II, act 3, scene 2
  30. Henry V, act 2, scene 2
  31. Henry VI, Part I, act 2, scene 3
  32. Henry VI, Part I, act 2, scene 4
  33. Henry VI, Part III, act 2, scene 5
  34. Richard III, act 3, scene 1
  35. Henry VIII, act 4, scene 2
  36. Henry VIII, act 5, scene 4
  37. Coriolanus, act 5, scene 3
  38. Antony and Cleopatra, act 3, scene 9
  39. Timon of Athens, act 4, scene 3
  40. Troilus and Cressida, act 5, scene 2
  41. Cymbeline, act 1, scene 2
  42. King Lear, act 1, scene 1
  43. King Lear, act 3, scene 4
  44. King Lear, act 5, scene 3
  45. Romeo and Juliet, act 1, scene 5
  46. Romeo and Juliet, act 4, scene 5
  47. Romeo and Juliet, act 5, scene 3
  48. Hamlet, act 1, scene 4
  49. Hamlet, act 4, scene 5
  50. Othello, act 2, scene 1
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