There's a Divinity that shapes our ends / Rough hew them how we will. Shakespr.
Engraving with hand-colouring and gold leaf, sheet 190 x 165mm (7½ x 6½"). Trimmed inside platemark,
A man sits reading amongst a ruined abbey(?) with a skull beside him. Adjacent, two reapers set out to gather crops at harvest. Lines from Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' remind us of the impossibility of defying fate. On a rectangular object by the man's feet, text reads 'so it must be'.
[Ref: 37644] £130.00