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An episode in King Henry VI, part II: Margerie Jourdayne with others conjure up a diabolical spirit in the hope of revealing to Humfrey Duke of Gloucester the results of competing claims to the English crown. Colour stipple print by C.G. Playter and R. Thew after J. Opie, 1796.

  • Opie, John, 1761-1807.
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Decr. 1 1796
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576048i
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The people conjuring the spirit are John Hume, Thomas Southwell, Roger Bolingbroke (astronomer and reputed wizard), and Margery Jourdayne or Jourdemayne (a witch). Eleanor was Duchess of Gloucester, Humfrey's wife

Publication/Creation

[London] (The Shakespeare Gallery Pall Mall & no. 90 Cheapside) : John & Josiah Boydell, Decr. 1 1796.

Physical description

1 print : stipple, printed in colours ; platemark 50.2 x 63.5 cm

Lettering

Shakespeare, second part of King Henry the Sixth, act 1 scene IV. Mother Jourdain, Hume, Southwell, Bolingbroke, Eleanor ; painted by John Opie R.A. ; engraved by C.G. Playter ; finished by R. Thew

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Wellcome Library no. 576048i

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