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"Never so weary, never so in woe", illustration to Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,', Act III, sc ii, facing p 88 in the 1908 Heinemann edition; a woman wearing a robe which she clasps around her, in a rocky landscape with trees and undergrowth. 1908
Pen and black ink, with watercolour
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Height: 270 millimetres
Width: 242 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Exhibited at the Leicester Galleries in 1908 under the title 'October' (exhibition labels attached to modern mount). Loaned to 'Shakespeare in Western Art'.
This drawing is one of seventy illustrations to 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' that Rackham exhibited at the Leicester Gallery, London, in 1908.Rackham wrote in his own copy of the play that the settings for many of the illustrations were based on the countryside around Walberswick, Suffolk, where he had stayed in 1907.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1908 London, Leicester Galleries, no.
1979/80 Dec-Jan, Sheffield, Graves Art Gallery, 'Arthur Rackham', no. 35
1980 Jan-Feb, Bristol Art Gallery, 'Arthur Rackham', no. 35
1980 Mar-Apr, London, V&A, 'Arthur Rackham', no. 35
1987 Feb 5-May 25, BM, 'An A-Z of P&D'
1989 Feb-Apr, London, Barbican Art Gallery, 'The Last Romantics', no. 508
2002/3 Dec-Mar, London, Dulwich Pic Gall, Arthur Rackham 1867-1939
2009 Jun-Sep, Southampton City Art Gallery, Do you believe in fairies?
- Associated titles
Associated Title: A Midsummer Night's Dream
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- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
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