William Blake painting of fairies in A Midsummer Night's Dream

Description

This dreamlike watercolour by the poet and painter William Blake depicts Oberon, Titania and Puck from A Midsummer Night’s Dream with a train of dancing fairies in a woodland setting. The fairies dance in a ring, evocative of the traditional English folk dances associated with midsummer and May Day festivities.

Full title:
Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing
Created:
c. 1786
Format:
Painting / Image
Creator:
William Blake
Usage terms

Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing, c. 1789, William Blake (1757 - 1827). © Tate, London 2016

Held by
Tate
Shelfmark:
N02686

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