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Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton by John L Riley Featured Print

Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton by John L Riley

Henry Wriothesley (1573-1624), 3rd Earl of Southampton (copy of an earlier painting, the 'Tower' portrait) by John L. Riley. Henry Wriothesley was one of Shakespeare's patrons. He would find him work and support some of his living needs. Henry was a popular but controversial figure. He came from a Catholic dynasty - a major sticking point in post-reformation England. Since Henry VIII broke away from the Catholic Church and formed the Church of England, being a Catholic in England had become dangerous, and Henry's father had been discovered helping the Jesuit Edmund Campion evade capture for heresy. From a young age, Henry had been raised by Lord Burghley, Elizabeth I's chief minister, to save him from the 'corrupting influence' of his father. By 19, Henry was well established as a wealthy member of the court and was well known for his enthusiasm for literature; Shakespeare capitalised on this and sought to curry favour with him by including a foreword in his work Venus and Adonis, first printed in 1593.

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`Boke of Scraps relating to Shakespere his House' Featured Print

`Boke of Scraps relating to Shakespere his House'

ER1/129. `Boke of Scraps relating to Shakespere his House' : a collection made by Theodosius Purland, Ph.D, 1847-1864. The volume consists of newspaper cuttings, printed matter, letters, conditions of sale, advertisements, circulars, playbills etc. relating to the sale by auction of Shakespeare's Birthplace and to the funds raised for its purchase in 1847; contains material up to 1864. Folio 210 verso, Playbill: Royal Olympic Theatre. Shakespeare Night. Wednesday, March 1st, 1848, in aid of the Fund for the Purchase and Preservation of Shakespeare's House. Including Sir John Oldcastle and Othello. Dimensions (H, W): Playbill 675 x 430mm.
Binding 320 x 260 x 90mm.

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`Boke of Scraps relating to Shakespere his House' Featured Print

`Boke of Scraps relating to Shakespere his House'

ER1/129. `Boke of Scraps relating to Shakespere his House' : a collection made by Theodosius Purland, Ph.D, 1847-1864. The volume consists of newspaper cuttings, printed matter, letters, conditions of sale, advertisements, circulars, playbills etc. relating to the sale by auction of Shakespeare's Birthplace and to the funds raised for its purchase in 1847; contains material up to 1864. Folio 133 (removed from Volume and now kept in Prints and Drawings Collection). Original drawing of the Auction by P.W. Archer which was engraved for the Illustrated London News special edition of 1847. ER1/112 folio 73r has an annotated version identifying each figure.
Dimensions (H, W): Sheet: 204 x 306mm. Drawing:148 x 242mm.

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