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).
Illustrating ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’, Act II, scene 1 (she incorrectly gives ‘scene 2’), Titania’s speech:
The seasons alter; hoary headed frosts
Far in the fresh lap of the Crimson Rose,
And on old Hyems' chin and icy crown
An odorous chaplet of sweet Summer Buds
Is, as in mockery, set.’