'Poet, from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act V, Scene i'
- Materials & Techniques:
- Etching, published state
- Sheet: 17 x 13 3/4in. (43.2 x 34.9cm)
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:
- 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
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John Hamilton Mortimer, 1740–1779, British, 'Poet, from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act V, Scene i', 1775