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Creator:
Porteus, Diana, book artist.
Title(s):

Where the bee sucks / Diana Porteus.

Additional Title(s):

Ariel's song

Published/Created:
[England] : [Diana Porteus], [2008]
Physical Description:
1 cut-paper flower ; 13 x 13 x 5 cm, folded to 13 x 7 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N7433.4.P67 W44 2008
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of David Burnett
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Notes:
Accompanied by a decorated elastic hair band, in black and gold, the clasp of which is crowned with a simple cut-paper flower.
Title and artist's name printed on a slip of white paper (43 x 56 mm).
Folded cut-paper flower, divided into five openings, with text printed in orange ink. On the three openings across the middle are printed consecutive lines from The tempest (act 5, scene 1), sung by Ariel: "Where the bee sucks, there suck I. In a cowslip's bell I lie. There I couch when owls do cry. On the bat's back I do fly After summer merrily. Merrily, merrily shall I live now Under the blossom that hangs on the bough." The opening at top is captioned: "Ariel's song, D. Porteus '08"; the bottom: "Shakespeare, The Tempest." The flower is affixed to a sheet of heavy green paper, folded down the middle.
Subject Terms:
Artists' books -- Great Britain.
Bees.
Flowers -- Pictorial works.
Women in natural history.
Form/Genre:
Artist's books.
Cut-paper works.
Contributors:
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Tempest. Selections.
Burnett, David, 1937- donor.
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