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This engraving depicts a sculpture of Ariel from Shakespeare’s The Tempest. It was shown in the eighty-second exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1851, where it was exhibit number 1335; the Art Journal says:
This is a bas-relief of infinite sweetness of character; it shows Ariel, a graceful figure, swinging on the vine of the honeysuckle. the feeling of the composition accords much with that of ‘Titania’, No. 1456. there is a spirit of elegant and refined poetry in these two compositions, as also in other works of this artist. (p. 178)
The picture itself appeared in a later issue, and is marked like this:
Drawn by P. Miller. Engraved by G. Childs.
Merrily, merrily, shall I live now,JC.K.childs
Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.
The picture is actually signed by C. K. Childs as sculptor (engraver), rather than George Childs as the attribution in the book might suggest. All I managed to find out about C. K. Childs is that he flourished in the 1850s as a wood engraver and draughtsman and is chiefly or entirely known by his work in the Art Journal.1850s as a wood engraver and draughtsman and is chiefly or entirely known by his work in the Art Journal.
There is also a separate image that’s just the stone surround for use (for example) as a full-page border.