Celebration Quotation – March 8, 2016

Today’s quote – one of our favorites – is from The Tempest:

"We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep." The Tempest, Act IV, Scene 1

The image is an engraving of a painting that represents this scene from the play by artist Joseph Wright (1734-1797), also known as Joseph Wright of Derby.  The print was published around 1800 by engraver Robert Thew.

We wish we could see this painting in color. Wright was famous for his use of the Chiaroscuro effect – a strong contrast between light and shadow – in his work. ArtUK.org – has a fantastic online collection of his works – click here to view them.

Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection