In the past I’ve posted about art inspired by Shakespeare: http://schatjesshelves.blogspot.ca/2016/07/shakespeare-in-art.html. Today, I thought I’d write about a new digital archive which includes over 3,000 Victorian illustrations of The Bard’s plays. The Victorian Illustrated Shakespeare Archive is the PhD project of Michael Goodman, a doctoral candidate in Digital Humanities at Cardiff University. Goodman’s site hosts over 3,000 illustrations taken from four major UK editions of Shakespeare’s Complete Works published in the mid-19th century. The illustrations are organized for easy access.
See the archive at https://shakespeareillustration.org/ to see how the plays communicated differently to various Victorian artists.