Title: Rackham, Arthur. Are you sure that we are awake?
Creator: Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939
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Folger Reference ID: ART Box R122 no.5
Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) was a well-known children’s book illustrator, famous for illustrations of richly-illustrated gift books, including Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm and Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. Known for illustrating fairies and other fantastical creatures, Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream is a natural fit for Rackham’s etherial style, which paired robust pen-and-ink drawings with delicate watercolor washes. Rackham’s illustrated Dream was published by William Heinemann in London in 1908.