Charles Blackman 'Titania's Love'

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Charles Blackman’s ‘Titania’s Love’ reimagines a union from Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. In it, Titania, Queen of the Fairies is bewitched by her husband Oberon to fall in love with a peasant, Nick Bottom, who in turn is under a spell which has transformed his head into that of an ass.

Despite being the impetus for much of the play’s drama, Blackman’s rendition is as peaceful as the storm’s eye. Watched by a presence unknown, he imagines Titania and Bottom clasped in a lover’s exchange, flushed with pink. There is a sweetness here, cut with distant threat. This is Blackman as masterful storyteller.

Represented in all public collections, Blackman’s vision continues to delight and inspire viewers. For fans of the artist, Shakespeare or unexpected soulmates, ‘Titania’s Love’ is a spellbinding find.

Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
'Titania s Love'
Etching on paper
Image Size: 26 x 26 cm
Dimensions: 31 x 40 cm
Signed: Initialled CB and titled and editioned in margin
Comes with Letter of Provenance

The number 21 is written faintly in pencil in the work's bottom left corner; image itself in pristine condition.

Condition: Very Good: Describes a work of art’s image as Excellent, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to paint surface. 
© Charles Blackman / Copyright Agency 2022