'Mathematical Merry Thoughts', c 1820-30.

Hunt, E C

'Mathematical Merry Thoughts', c 1820-30.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm


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.

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