Celebration Quotation – March 31, 2016

Today’s quote is from Richard III:

"Short summers lightly have a forward spring." Richard III, Act III, Scene 1

This is a meaning line, spoken by Richard (still the Earl of Gloucester at this point in the play) to his precocious – and ill-fated – young nephew.

The image is an engraving a work by artist James Northcote (1736-1841).  It’s dated 1791.  Nothcote studied under painter Joshua Reynolds – you can see Reynolds’ influence in his work.  View a collection of his paintings here at ArtUK.org.

Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection