GIRAUD, Jane Elizabeth. William SHAKESPEARE. ~ The Flowers of Shakspeare. 1845.
Hand-coloured lithograph print. Print size 310 × 230 mm, mount size 410 × 315 mm. Framed and glazed.
An original hand-coloured lithograph from Jane Elizabeth Giraud’s Flowers of Shakspeare (1845).
Samphire illustrating ‘King Lear’, Act IV, Scene 6:
‘How dizzy ‘tis, to cast one’s eyes so low!
The crows and choughs that wing the midway air
Show scarce so gross as beetles: half way down
Hangs one that gathers samphire; dreadful trade!’