Celebration Quotation – February 7, 2016

Today’s quote is from Othello:

"Good name in man or woman, dear my lord, is the immediate jewel of their souls." Othello, Act III, Scene 3

The image is an engraving of a late 19th century painting by artist Solomon Alexander Hart (1806-1881).  Hart was the first Jewish member of London’s Royal Academy, and is considered to be one of the most important Jewish artists in England in the 19th century.

The BBC has a fabulous online collection of work by British artists – click here to view a slideshow of some of Hart’s paintings – seriously, it’s worth a look, as some of them are gorgeous!

Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection