GIRAUD, Jane Elizabeth. William SHAKESPEARE. ~ The Flowers of Shakspeare. 1845.
Hand-coloured lithograph print. Print size 310 × 230 mm, mount size 410 × 315 mm.
An original hand-coloured lithograph from Jane Elizabeth Giraud’s Flowers of Shakspeare (1845).
Illustrating ‘Henry V’, Act V, scene 2:
‘The even mead, that erst brought sweetly forth
The freckled Cowslip, Burnet and green Clover,
Wanting the scythe, all uncorrected, rank,
Conceives by idleness and nothing teems
But hateful Docks, rough Thistles, Kecksies, Burs,
Losing both beauty and utility’.