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Creator:
Robert Smirke, 1752–1845, British
Title:

Lysander Awakening to See Helena

Part Of:

Collective Title: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Collective Title: Smirke [Shakespeare] Album

Date:
1825
Medium:
Pen and brown ink with brown wash and gouache over graphite with gum on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper pasted on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches (16.5 x 10.8 cm) and 5 5/16 x 4 1/16 inches (13.5 x 10.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower center: "2nd"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.3470
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
A Midsummer Night's Dream, play by William Shakespeare | cape | cloak | dress | figure study | gesturing | illusion | illusion | literary theme | love | magic | man | plays by William Shakespeare | sleeping | surprise | tricking | women | woods
Associated People:
Helena (character in A Midsummer Night's Dream)
Lysander (character in A Midsummer Night's Dream)
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:14880
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