Sir Joseph Noel Paton notecard set (10 cards)

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Notecard set featuring The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania and The Reconciliation of Oberon and Titania by Sir Joseph Noel Paton from the National Galleries of Scotland collection. Designed and made by Pomegranate. This set contains 10 notecards, 2 designs 5 cards of each design.

Oberon and Titania stand reunited and are about to resolve the magically induced confusion between the two human lovers shown sleeping apart. Paton painted these as a sequel to his diploma picture of the fairy rulers' quarrel (in the Royal Scottish Academy collection) and again based it on the parallel episode in Shakespeare's play 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. This painting of the reconciliation won a prize in the competition for the decoration of the new Houses of Parliament in 1847. It could be interpreted as an allegory of harmonious government. These paintings captivated Lewis Carroll (the author of 'Alice in Wonderland') who counted 165 fairies.

Sir Joseph Noel Paton (1821 – 1901) was a Scottish artist, illustrator and sculptor. He was also a poet and had an interest in, and knowledge of, Scottish folklore and Celtic legends.