The Midsummer Night's Night's Fairies
Robert Huskisson - circa 1847
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Though the date of this painting is unknown, it was exhibited at the Royal Academy exhibition in the summer of 1847, where it was quite successful. In 1847 The Art Union published an engraving of another of Huskisson's works, saying that "When we selected it for introduction into our Journal, he was entirely unknown; his production from The Midsummer Night's Dream, exhibited at the Royal Academy during the present year, has, however, made many persons familiar with his genius; for it is not too much to say that it was among the most attractive of the works exhibited. Within a few months therefore, he has passed from obscurity to fame."
Owner/Location: Tate Britain - London  (United Kingdom - London)
Dates: circa 1847
Artist age:Approximately 27 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 28.9 cm (11.38 in.), Width: 34.3 cm (13.5 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Oil on mahogany board
Entered by: Member chris_mccormick on 11 December 2012.
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Literature > Shakespeare > A Midsummer Night's Dream
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