Monday, September 24, 2007

Marketing Shakespeare: The Boydell Gallery (1789-1805) and Beyond
An exhibition at the Folger Shakespeare Library
September 20, 2007 -- January 5, 2008

Explore the birth of the Shakespeare market in Jane Austen's England with paintings and engravings from the fashionable Boydell Gallery in London. Then view a variety of Shakespeare knick-knacks inspired by famous actors of the time such as Sarah Siddons and John Philip Kemble: figurines, jewelry, enamel boxes, and Wedgewood objects. On display will be original paintings, engravings and documents from the Boydell Gallery, as well as cartoons and other reactions to it. We will also show a variety of decorative wares that were sold at the time.

More info here.