Paintings of William Shakespeare’s Plays: Contents

Fascinating- how differently artists respond to the same text!!

The Eclectic Light Company

This article lists the contents of this series, containing paintings, and their engravings, showing scenes from the plays of William Shakespeare. Images of the paintings are set in a brief summary of the plot, enabling the viewer to read their visual narrative in context. Plays are listed in the proposed order they were written, according to The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare. Painters names are given for the most significant depictions of each play.

0 Introduction

21 Two Gentlemen of Verona
Angelica Kauffmann (1741–1807)
William Holman Hunt (1827–1910)

huntvalentinerescuingsylvia William Holman Hunt (1827–1910), Valentine Rescuing Sylvia from Proteus (1850-51), oil on canvas, 100.2 x 133.4 cm, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, England. Wikimedia Commons.

25 The Taming of the Shrew
Washington Allston (1779-1843)

Henry VI part 2, insufficient paintings
Henry VI part 3, insufficient paintings
Henry VI part 1, insufficient paintings

33 Titus Andronicus
Contemporary sketch by Henry Peacham (1578–?)


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