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SMIRKE, Robert (1753-1845). Painter & illustrator.
Document Signed, 1 page small 8vo (oblong) with embossed revenue stamp, no place, 25 January 1794. Ordering payment of £100 to the engraver and printseller John Boydell (1720-1894).

Boydell's Shakespeare project consisted of an illustrated edition of Shakespeare's plays, a folio of prints from his gallery and a public gallery where his prints would hang. For the printed edition, he enlisted the best painters and engravers of his day, including George Romney, Henry Fuseli, Benjamin West, Angelica Kauffman and, of course, Robert Smirke.

£55 [No: 26568]
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