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Neville Dear
Tax Collectors Vainly Looking for William Shakespeare (Original) (Signed)

Tax Collectors Vainly Looking for William Shakespeare (Original) (Signed) by Neville Dear at The Illustration Art Gallery

Ref: DearShakespeareLL (Click for LARGE picture)

Artist: Neville Dear (biography)
Medium: Pen & Ink Wash on Board
Size: 13" x 11" (330mm x 280mm)
Date: 1964
Signature: Signed by Artist bottom right

This is the Signed original Pen & Ink Wash by Neville Dear.

This delightful vignette, from Look and Learn no. 107, 1st February 1964, shows a group of Tudor tax collectors vainly hammering on the playwright William Shakespeare's door.

Unbeknownst to them Shakespeare had moved across the Thames to live in Southwark. Shakespeare was paid around £6 per play, somewhere in the region of £1,800 today.

Price:  245.00


Neville Dear

Neville Dear