Hernes Oak. Windsor Forest.There is an old Tale goes, that Herne the Hunter, Sometime a 'Keeper here in Windsor Forest, Doth all the Winter time, at still midnight, Walk round about an oak, with ragged horns. Vide "Merry Wines of Windsor."
Printed by Chagrey, 310 Strand.
Lithograph. Rare. Sheet size: 215 x 155mm (8½ x 6½").
Herne the Hunter's Oak was located in Home Park, Windsor. Herne, a character from Shakespeare's 'The Merry Wives of Windsor', seen seated below the tree with antlers on his head, was a forest keeper, said to have hung himself from the tree, his ghost haunted the forest at midnight.
Ex: The Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 39387] £120.00