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Title

Titania's awakening. A midsummer night's dream

1803

Artists

Thomas Ryder

England

1746 - 1810

after Henry Fuseli

England

1741 - 16 Apr 1825

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Titania's awakening
    Date
    1803
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    stipple engraving
    Dimensions
    49.5 x 63.0 cm platemark; 52.0 x 69.5 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 2008
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    424.2008
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Thomas Ryder

    Works in the collection

    1

    Artist information
    after Henry Fuseli

    Works in the collection

    12

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  • About

    Vol I, plate XXI, Boydell Shakespeare

    Titania, Queen of the Fairies, has just woken from her spell and tells Oberon of what she believes was a dream in which she was in love with an ass. Oberon points to Bottom asleep beside her and orders Puck to remove his ass’s head (it appears at the top centre of the print), thus revealing that her dream had been an enchanted reality. A group of ballerina-like fairies occupy the left side of the composition. On the right are gathered three evil fairies or witches, one of whom clutches her goblin offspring. In the foreground a group of tiny fairies use Bottom’s wooden clog as a boat.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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