Charles Knight (ed.), The Tempest, Illustration #2

‘On a bat’s back’

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Illustrator: William Harvey

Engraver: Unknown

Original Illustration Size: 55 x 88 mm / 2″4 x 3″16

Illustration Number: 2/22

Source Text: The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakspere / Edited by Charles Knight / Comedies, Vol. II.

Published: London: Virtue & Co., [1839–42?]

2 thoughts on “Charles Knight (ed.), The Tempest, Illustration #2

  1. The image is closely based on the 1826 painting by Joseph Severn, now in the V&A (inventory number 1410-1869)

    • Thank you very much for this, Rachel – very interesting indeed! This illustration is definitely based on Severn’s painting, it’s too similar.

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