Artwork page for ‘The Shepherd’s Dream, from ‘Paradise Lost’’, Henry Fuseli 1793 John Milton's great poems Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained particularly appealed to Romantic artists, who often explored dreams and the supernatural as an expression of the depths of the individual imagination. This painting illustrates lines from Paradise Lost which speak of fairy elves, whose midnight revels by a forest side, or fountain some belated peasant sees, Or dreams he sees Fuseli portrays the…

Artwork page for ‘The Shepherd’s Dream, from ‘Paradise Lost’’, Henry Fuseli 1793 John Milton's great poems Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained particularly appealed to Romantic artists, who often explored dreams and the supernatural as an expression of the depths of the individual imagination. This painting illustrates lines from Paradise Lost which speak of fairy elves, whose midnight revels by a forest side, or fountain some belated peasant sees, Or dreams he sees Fuseli portrays the…

Artwork page for Lady Macbeth Seizing the Daggers, Henry Fuseli ?exhibited 1812 on display at Tate Britain. This dramatic work was probably inspired by a performance of Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth. Encouraged by the deceptive prophecy of witches, Macbeth and his wife plot to take the crown of Scotland by murdering King Duncan in his sleep. Here Macbeth emerges horrified from the murder scene off-stage, still holding the bloodied weapons. Lady Macbeth takes control of the situation but by…

Artwork page for Lady Macbeth Seizing the Daggers, Henry Fuseli ?exhibited 1812 on display at Tate Britain. This dramatic work was probably inspired by a performance of Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth. Encouraged by the deceptive prophecy of witches, Macbeth and his wife plot to take the crown of Scotland by murdering King Duncan in his sleep. Here Macbeth emerges horrified from the murder scene off-stage, still holding the bloodied weapons. Lady Macbeth takes control of the situation but by…

Artwork page for Epitome of James Hervey’s ‘Meditations among the Tombs’, William Blake c.1820-5 James Hervey (1714-58) was a writer of devotional texts. His popular Meditations Among the Tombs was published in 1746 and it was often reprinted. The subject of the book is death, and the author dwells particularly on the grief caused by early death, and on the eventual re-uniting of the parted in heaven. Hervey, his back to the viewer, is seen in the foreground of the picture. At the foot of…

Artwork page for Epitome of James Hervey’s ‘Meditations among the Tombs’, William Blake c.1820-5 James Hervey (1714-58) was a writer of devotional texts. His popular Meditations Among the Tombs was published in 1746 and it was often reprinted. The subject of the book is death, and the author dwells particularly on the grief caused by early death, and on the eventual re-uniting of the parted in heaven. Hervey, his back to the viewer, is seen in the foreground of the picture. At the foot of…

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Faust: a tragedy. Transl., in the original metres, by Thomas James Arnold. With 50 ill. after original designs by Alexander Liezen Mayer. And with vignettes ornamental borderings etc. by Rudolf Seitz. Munich, Theodore Stroefer, 1877.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Faust: a tragedy. Transl., in the original metres, by Thomas James Arnold. With 50 ill. after original designs by Alexander Liezen Mayer. And with vignettes ornamental borderings etc. by Rudolf Seitz. Munich, Theodore Stroefer, 1877.

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