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Inscription

upper center in plate: RICHARD II.d; loewr center in plate: For within the hollow crown / That rounds the mortal temples of a King / Keeps Death his Court... / ...Comes at last & with a little fun / Bores thro' his castle walls & farewell King / Published May 20 1775 by MORTIMER, Norfolk Street, STRAND ; Richard II. Act 3 Scene 2.

Provenance

(William Weston Gallery, London, 24 June 1987); Donald Vogler, Portland, OR; gift to NGA, 2017.

Bibliography
1988
Sunderland, John. "John Hamilton Mortimer: His Life and Works," Walpole Society 52 (1988): no. 96.2