Detail View: LUNA: Folger Digital Image Collection: Are you sure that we are awake? [graphic] / Arthur Rackham, '08.

Digital Image File Name: 
1186
Source Call Number: 
ART Box R122, no.5
Source Creator: 
Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939, artist.
Source Title: 
Are you sure that we are awake? [graphic] / Arthur Rackham, '08.
Source Created or Published: 
[1908]
Digital Image Type: 
FSL collection
HAMNET CATALOG RECORD: 
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Creator (Hamnet): 
Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939, artist.
Title (Hamnet): 
Are you sure that we are awake? [graphic] / Arthur Rackham, '08.
Date of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet): 
[1908]
Physical Description (Hamnet): 
1 drawing : ink and watercolor ; 11 1/2 x 10 3/8 in., 29.2 x 26.4 cm.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Midsummer night's dream. Act IV. Scene 1, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Drawings -- 20th century.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Book illustrations -- 20th century.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Demetrius (Fictitious character : Shakespeare. Midsummer night's dream), depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Helena (Fictitious character : Shakespeare. Midsummer night's dream), depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Hermia (Fictitious character), depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Lysander (Fictitious character), depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Helena (Midsummer night's dream), depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Hermia, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Demetrius (Midsummer night's dream), depicted.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Lysander, depicted.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Artist: Rackham's illustrations to Midsummer night's dream were among his most successful designs. As well as being published in an edition of the play, the illustrations were exhibited in 1908 at the Leicester Galleries in London. Rackham was later commissioned by the NYPL to provide another series of illustrations for Midsummer night's dream for their W.A. Spencer Collection which were exhibited in 1927 at the NYPL. They were also reproduced in facsimile in another edition of the play in 1977 (see PR 2827 1977 Sh.Col.).
Notes (Hamnet): 
History: Drawing was executed as an illustration for the 1908 edition of Midsummer night's dream, published by William Heinemann in London and Doubleday, Page & Co., in New York. Edition was limited to 1,000 copies for sale in Great Britain, signed by the artist. There was also a trade edition, bound in cloth rather than the vellum of the deluxe edition, and an American edition. In the British edition the drawing appears as a three-color photoreproduction, tipped to a leaf of brown paper facing page 102 of the text. Reproduction measures 6 x 5 in. (FSL copy of published work is PR 2827 1908 Sh.Col.).
Notes (Hamnet): 
Provenance: Purchased by the Folgers from the N.Y. bookseller Alwin J. Scheuer, Sept. 25, 1928. Correspondence has not been located but as with the other Rackhams purchased from Scheuer, this drawing presumably came directly from the artist.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Published Work: Shakespeare, William. Midsummer night's dream ... London : Heinemann ... 1908.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Subject: Drawing illustrates Midsummer night's dream, Act IV, Sc. 1 and pictures Demetrius, Helena, Hermia and Lysander in a wooded area. Much of the drawing is in ink, detailing the leaves, grass and trees.
Notes (Hamnet): 
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Call Number (Hamnet): 
ART Box R122 no.5 (size L)