Henry Fuseli, The Enchanted Island: Before the Cell of Prospero (1797)

Copperplate engraving, engraved by Pierre Simon II, size size varies depending on edition, The Boydell Shakespeare Prints.

Plate IV of the first volume of Boydell's prints takes place before Prospero's cell in Act I, Scene ii, of The Tempest. This engraving is all we have of the original 8 x 11.5 foot painting; the canvas was cut sometime in the nineteenth century and then sold as several pictures. One of them, an approximately 29 x 20 inch fragment entitled "Prospero," is in the York City Art Gallery. The Enchanted Island is the first of nine paintings contributed by Fuseli to the Gallery. John Boydell published the stipple engraving in 1797.

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