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Creator:
John Hamilton Mortimer, 1740–1779, British
Title:

'Poet, from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act V, Scene i'

Date:
1775
Medium:
Etching, published state
Dimensions:
Sheet: 17 x 13 3/4in. (43.2 x 34.9cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Engraved inscriptions: within image at center top, "POET"; within image at bottom, left, "Published May 20 1775 by J MORTIMER, Norfolk Street, STRAND"; within image at bottom center, "The Poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rowling -- Doth glance from heav'n to earth, from earth to heav'n -- And as imagination bodies forth -- The forms of things unknown the Poet's pen -- Turns them to shape and gives to airy nothing -- A local habitation and a name."; within image at bottom right, "Midsummer Night's dream, Act V, Scene I."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.12121
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
A Midsummer Night's Dream, play by William Shakespeare | literary theme | poet | quill | wreath
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:31899
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