Thou art Inclin'd to Sleep; 'tis a Good dulness, and Give it Way
Brush and black ink and wash, touched with white, on paper.
4 15/16 x 6 15/16 inches (125 x 176 mm); mounted on sheet: 14 x 10 1/16 inches (355 x 255 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
Title and attribution from accompanying cover sheet.
Drawing illustrates a passage from Act 1, Scene 2 of Shakespeare's "The tempest".
Forms part of the portfolio of 11 drawings entitled, "Shreds from Shakespeare Illustrated by Members of the Crayon Club", dated 1854 (see 1986.2104).
Drawing shows Prospero charming Miranda to sleep on a rocky shore.
Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.