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Una is surrounded by fauns and satyrs in a forest. Lithograph by T.H. Maguire after W.E. Frost.

  • Frost, William Edward, 1810-1877
Date
[1847]
Reference
42752i
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Description

An episode in The faerie queene by Edmund Spenser, book I, canto 6: "The wyld woodgods, arrived in the place, / There find the virgin, doolfull, desolate, / With ruffled rayments, and fayre blubbred face, / As her outrageous foe had left her late ; / And trembling yet through feare of former hate. / All stand amazed at so uncouth sight, / And gin to pittie her unhappie state : / All stand astonied at her beautie bright, / In their rude eyes unworthie of so wofull plight." Una is alarmed by them, but they treat her with awe and respect

Publication/Creation

[London] : [Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans], [1847]

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, printed in black with tint stone in faun ; image 37 x 49.2 cm

Lettering

Una alarmed by the fauns and satyrs. W.E. Frost. T.H. Maguire.

Creator/production credits

"Frost entered the Houses of Parliament competition in June 1843, winning a £100 third-prize premium for his cartoon Una alarmed by the fauns and satyrs"--.Oxford dictionary of national biography

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 42752i

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