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Creator:
James T. Willmore, 1800–1863, British
after Sir Charles Lock Eastlake, 1793–1865, British, active in Italy (1816–30)
Title:

Byron's Dream

Date:
1833
Medium:
Line engraving on thick, moderately thick, cream, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 3/8 × 27 inches (54.3 × 68.6 cm), Plate: 20 11/16 × 26 1/2 inches (52.5 × 67.3 cm), and Image: 14 7/8 × 22 3/4 inches (37.8 × 57.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, upper left: "OK"

Lettered, lower left: "PAINTED BY C.I. EASTLAKE, R.A. | A CHANGE CAME O'ER THE SPIRIT OF MY DREAM, | THE BOY WAS SPRUNG TO MANHOOD: IN THE WILDS | OF FIERY CLIMES HE MADE HIMSELF A HOME, | AND HIS SOUL DRANK THEIR SUNBEAMS: HE WAS GIRT | WITH STRANGE AND DUSKY ASPECTS; HE WAS NOT | HIMSELF LIKE WHAT HE HAD BEEN; ON THE SEA | AND ON THE SHORE HE WAS A WANDERER; | THERE WAS A MANSS OF MANY IMAGES | CROWDED LIKE WAVES UPON ME, BUT HE WAS | A PART OF ALL:"; lettered, lower right: "ENGRAVED BY J.T. WILLMORE. | AND IN THE LAST HE LAY | REPOSING FROM THE NOON-TIDE SULTRINESS, | COUCH'D AMONG FALLEN COLUMNS, IN THE SHADE | OF RUIN'D WALLS THAT HAD SURVIV'D THE NAMES | OF THOSE WHO REAR'D THEM; BY HIS SLEEPING SIDE | STOOD CAMELS GRAING, AND SOME GOODLY STEEDS | WERE FASTEN'D NEAR A FOUNTAIN; AND A MAN | CLAD IN A FLOWING GARB DID WATCH THE WHILE, | WHILE MANY OF HIS TRIBE SLUMBER'D AROUND. | VIDE BYRON'S DREAM"; lettered, lower center: "BYRON'S DREAM. | To the Right honorable | David Earl of Leven & Melville. | ONE OF THE REPRESENTATIVE PEERS OF SCOTLAND. | This Plate is by permission most respectfully dedicated by the proprietor | Fras. Grahm. Moon. | LONDON PUBLISHED NOV. 1, 1833 BY F.G. MOON, THREADNEEDLE STREET, AND MOON, BOYS & GRAVES, PRINTSELLERS TO THE KING, 6, PALL MALL. | PARIS CHEZ RITTNER & GOUPEL, 12, BOULEVARD MONTMONTRE. | Gaywood & Longworth Printers."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1979.34.7
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:44699
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