Celebration Quotation, March 15, 2016

As today is the “Ides of March”:

Beware the ides of March." Julius Caesar, Act 1, Scene 2

The illustration of this scene from the play is by artist John Byam Liston Shaw (1872-1919) – Byam Shaw for short.  Shaw was a a painter, illustrator, and sometime scenic designer. This is another one of those illustrations we wish was in color, as Shaw – who was influenced by the pre-Raphaelites – was known for his use of rich, vivid colors.   If you have never seen his work, it is pretty stunning – have a look at ArtUK.

Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection