Puck, vide Midsummer Night's Dream.
London: Published March 1827, for the Proprietor by R. Jennings, Poultry.
Engraving. Plate 458 x 349mm. 18 x 13¾", very large margins, uncut.
A naked infant with faun's ears sat on a toadstool in a glade, his arms and legs outstretched and holding a sprig of flowers in his right hand; Titiana and Bottom lying amongst the trees in the background. Fagan maintains that this print was the work of two of Charles Heath's distinguished pupils, J.H. Watt and G. Doo. Engraved from a painting which Reynolds sold Boydell for his 'Shakespeare Gallery'. There is also a much smaller 1789 print of the same picture.
Hamilton: p.154. Heath: 1827.12. [p.229].
[Ref: 23635] £220.00