Painters Paintings Joseph Noel Paton (1821–1901): The Reconciliation of Titania and Oberon (detail)…
Painters Work Joseph Noel Paton (1821–1901): The Reconciliation of Titania and Oberon (element), 1847, oil on canvas, 30 x 48.5 in, Scottish Nationwide Gallery, Edinburgh
After ‘The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania’ in Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Evening’s Dream’, Oberon punishes Titania for her disobedience. He calls on Puck, a mischievous fairy, to use a magical juice from a flower referred to as ‘Love-in-idleness’ (Convolvulus) to Titania’s eyes whereas she sleeps. When utilized to an individual’s eyelids it makes the sufferer fall in love with the primary dwelling factor it sees upon awakening…. This portray right here illustrates a later scene from the play. Oberon and Titania have reunited and are about to resolve the magically-induced confusion between the 2 human lovers proven right here sleeping aside.
The portray gained a prize in a nationwide competitors for the ornament of the brand new Homes of Parliament in 1847 and it could possibly be interpreted as an allegory of harmonious authorities. (particulars could be seen in My Story 👆)