With thoughts of romance and love, we are reminded this week of the memorable plays and characters created by William Shakespeare. In our collection are two collections of Shakespeare prints, with scenes from many of the Bard’s plays.
We’d like to show three of them- two from the tragedies Troilus and Cressida and Romeo and Juliet, and the other from a comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Despite the sad endings of Troilus and Cressida and Romeo and Juliet, we want to show the lovers in happier times. The print from Shakespeare’s comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream shows the queen of the fairies, Titania, asleep.
These prints appear to date back at least to the 1800s.