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Online Adoptions 2014: Art

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Midsummer Night's Dream Lithographs - Part II
Czech illustrator, puppet-maker, and animator Jirí Trnka is probably best-known in America for his surreal 1959 puppet film of Shakespeare’s A …
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Mock Doctor
Henry Fielding’s comedy The Mock Doctor, loosely adapted from Molière’s Le médecin malgré lui, was first performed in 1732. Truchy’s print reproduces …
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Designer's Hamlet
E. Gordon Craig designed and cut this black figure in Florence, in 1909. Unusually, he signed and dated it. Best-known to Shakespeareans as the …
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Fine Press Twelfth Night
Illustrated by Eric Ravilious (1903–1942), the Golden Cockerel Press edition of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night is the latest addition to the Folger’s …
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Architectural Plans for French Churches
Jean Le Pautre’s set of six engravings shows different designs for pulpits in French churches. Unlike many seventeenth-century prints documenting …
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Illustrations to Hamlet
Avant-garde Czech artist Josef Šíma spent most of his life in Paris, but continued to contribute designs and illustrations for Czech publications. He …
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Locksmith plans
These small “ornament prints” by French metal workers provide fanciful designs for seventeenth-century lock plates and keyhole covers.
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Shakespeare in Words and Photographs
Notable for its six mounted, photographic plates by the late-19th century photographer Poulton, including images of Shakespeare from the Chandos …
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Way to Heaven
“This is the way to heaven, of course” reads the title of this anti-Catholic satire against Sir Edward Petre (1633?–1699), a Jesuit priest and …
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