A set of 4 prints of famous 19th Century Shakespearean Actors in Costume, with the image of the character hand painted in ink and his costume embellished with feathers and sequins.
1 of 4: Mr P Richings (of Philadelphia) as Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet, Act I, Scene IV. Engraved by J Moore from a daguerreotype by Richards of Philadelphia. Illustration for The Complete Works of Shakespeare (London Printing and Publishing, c 1880).
2 of 4: King Richard III by William Shakespeare Act I Scene 1 - Mr. G. V. Brooke as the Duke of Gloster. Caption reads 'Now is the winter of our discontent.' Engraving by T. Sherratt from a Daguerreotype by Fitzgibbon of St. Louis.
3 of 4: Mr Couldock as Iago in Shakespeare's play 'Othello'; engraved by T. Sherratt in 1851 from a daguerreotype by McClees & Germon. Published in London by John Tallis & Company.
4 of 4: Mr G. V. Brooke as Iago in Shakespeare's play 'Othello'. Engraved by T. Sherratt from a Daguerreotype by Fitzgibbon of St Louis/ The London Printing and Publishing Company, 1851.