The Works of Shakspere, with notes by Charles Knight

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.

[picture: Ophelia.]

Ophelia.

(Hamlet.) [more...]

[picture: Puck and the Fairies]

Puck and the Fairies

R. Dadd Pinxt., W. M. Lizars Sculpt.: Puck and the Fairies (Midsummer Night’s Dream) [more...]

[picture: There Sleeps Titania]

There Sleeps Titania

“From the Midsummer Night’s Dream.
R. Huskisson. Pinx.
Fred Heath. Sculp. [more...]

[picture: There Sleeps Titania (detail without the frame)]

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...]

[picture: Engraving detail: stripy feet]

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...]

[picture: Ariel]

Ariel

C. W. SHARPE, SCULPT.; H J. TOWNSEND, PINXT. [more...]

[picture: Corner decoration: Owl with leaves and tree]

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...]

[picture: Corner decoration: brown owl with green leaves and tree]

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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