William Shakespeare (British, Stratford-upon-Avon 1564–1616 Stratford-upon-Avon)
Owen Jones (British, London 1809–1874 London)
Henry Warren (British, London 1794–1879 London)
Albert Henry Warren (British, London 1830–1911 London)
Day & Son, Ltd. (London)
Illustrations: color lithograph
11 7/16 x 8 3/4 x 11/16in. (29 x 22.2 x 1.8cm)
Gift of Lincoln Kirstein, 1978
Not on view
Imitating Greek vase painting, the elaborate colored lithographs in this volume illustrate Shakespeare's "Winter's Tale." The images were a joint effort with figures by Warren and the ornamental borders by Jones, the style suggested by the play which contains characters with Greek names, and includes a visit to Delphic oracle to determine the innocence of Polixenes's queen, Hermione. Twenty-three two-page spreads pair neoclassical images within decorative frames with quotations from the text. The page shown here responds to the moment when the Old Shepherd finds baby Perdita in act 3, scene 3, during a thunderstorm.
Lincoln Kirstein (American, 1907–1996); Donor: Lincoln Kirstein (American, 1907–1996)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 12–July 18, 2016.