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Images from The Works of Shakspere, with notes by Charles Knight, approx. 1873 (my copy lacks the full title page, unfortunately).
There is an entry in the ☥Nuttall Encyclopædia for ☥Charles Knight and another for ☥William Shakespeare.
Puck and the Fairies
R. Dadd Pinxt., W. M. Lizars Sculpt.: Puck and the Fairies (Midsummer Night’s Dream) [more...]
There Sleeps Titania
“From the Midsummer Night’s Dream. R. Huskisson. Pinx. Fred Heath. Sculp. [more...]
There Sleeps Titania (detail without the frame)
This is the central image from ☥There Sleeps Titania, with the architectural arch removed. There is also a ☥magnified detail so you can see more clearly the fabulous technique of one of the greatest engravers of the British school. [more...]
Engraving detail: stripy feet
A detail from ☥There Sleeps Titania showing the engraving technique. It is actually the knight’s feet, in his quasi-medieval shoes. [more...]
C. W. SHARPE, SCULPT.; H J. TOWNSEND, PINXT. [more...]
Corner decoration: Owl with leaves and tree
This pointilliste-style decoration would look fabulous on a letterhead or in a scrapbook; it was filling in one corner of a pate in an 1870s edition of Shakespeare’s plays. It [...] [more...]
Corner decoration: brown owl with green leaves and tree
I made a coloured version of the ☥owl in the corner of the page.
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