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Inscription

upper center in plate: SHYLOCK.; lower center in plate: Merchant of Venice, Act IV, Scene 1st / If ev'ry ducat in six thousand ducats / were in six parts and ev'ry part a ducat-- / I would not draw them; I would have my Bond / Published 15 March, 1776, by J. MORTIMER Norfolk Street, STRAND

Provenance

(Campbell Fine Art, London, 4 May 1992); Donald Vogler, Portland, OR; gift to NGA, 2017.

Bibliography
1988
Sunderland, John. "John Hamilton Mortimer: His Life and Works," Walpole Society 52 (1988): no. 96.11