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Inscription

lower left in plate: Painted by John Opie R.A. / Spir. Adsum. / M. Jourd. Asmath. / By the eternal God, whose name and power; lower center in plate: SHAKSPEARE. / Second Part of / King Henry the Sixth. / ACT I. SCENE IV. / Mother JOurdain, Hume, Southwell, Bolingbroke & Eleanor / Published Decr. 1. 1796, by John & Josiah Boydell, at the Shakspeare Gallery, Pall Mall, & no. 90, Cheapside; lower right in plate: ENgraved by C. G. Playter / Finished by R. Thew / Thou tremblest at answer that I shall ask... / ...Spir. Ask what thou will. That I had said and done.

Marks and Labels

WHATMAN

Provenance

(Campbell Fine Art, London, 2 August 1997); Donald Vogler, Portland, OR; gift to NGA, 2017.