Illustrating Shakespeare

    Illustrating Shakespeare

    Peter Whitfield

    British Library 2013

    Hardback 160pp Illustrated 268x198mm

    9780712358897   Product Code: 21943

    From Fairthorne's illustration for The Rape of Lucrece in 1655, to The Animated Tales cartoon versions of the plays for children in the 1990s, Whitfield looks at how artists have risen to the challenge of illustrating Shakespeare. With over 100 examples, the study examines famous editions such as the Rowe-Tonson Shakespeare (1709) and Knight's Pictorial Shakespeare (1838-41); trends in art and illustration including Romanticism and the PreRaphaelites; and the work of prominent artists such as William Blake, Henry Fuseli and Millais.

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