'Mathematical Merry Thoughts', c 1820-30.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
A comic print used as a teaching aid in schools. The print uses geometrical shapes to form people and the text plays on the words of Shakespeare - particularly using the words 'form' and 'shape'. Here there is a quotation from Shakespeare's 'Midsummer Night's Dream' ending '..much enamoured of your shape'. Engraved by E C Hunt from an original drawing by E Wright.