To Sir Charles Hotham, bart., Lieutt. Genl. of his Majesty's Forces and night of the most Honourable Order of the Bath, this plate of Mr. Kemble in the character of King Richard the Third is dedicated by his most obliged and most humble servant Willm. Hamilton [graphic] / W. Hamilton R.A. pinxit ; F. Bartolozzi sculpsit 1789.
Bartolozzi, Francesco, 1727-1815, printmaker.
London : Publish'd March 1 1790 by Willm. Hamilton RA ... & Jos. Barney..., [1 March 1790]
Title from caption below image. Description based on imperfect impression; sheet trimmed within plate line resulting in loss of imprint statement. Imprint supplied from British Museum online catalogue. CtY-LW
"Portrait in character as Richard III on the eve of the Battle of Bosworth, full-length sitting on the end of a bed, left leg raised, leaning back and clutching the coverlet, right hand thrown out to right, across his chest and looking in terror to left, wearing doublet and hose, armour on the ground in the right foreground, military tents and two guards seen in the background to left; after Hamilton"--British Museum online catalogue.
Mr. Kemble in the character of King Richard the third
Barney, Joseph, 1751-1829, publisher. Hamilton, William, 1751-1801, artist. publisher. Kemble, John Philip,--1757-1823--Portraits. Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616.--King Richard III--Illustrations.
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