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Arthur Rackham’s Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Something for the Summer Solstice, the whole of Arthur Rackham’s Shakespeare at the Internet Archive. Rackham’s paintings are classics of the period but for me William Heath Robinson’s black and white drawings are the superior renderings of this story. Happily you can see that book as well.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dadd
William Heath Robinson’s Midsummer Night’s Dream

 


 

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  1. #1 posted by charity

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    William Heath Robinson illos are tremendous, I hadn’t seen them before, thanks for posting John!

  2. #2 posted by John

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    Hi Charity, I love Heath Robinson’s early work. Always bewilders me that he’s known and remembered mainly for his comic inventions. Those get reprinted far more often than his book illustrations.

 




 

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