The organizers – the International Shakespeare Studies Centre UŁ, the Andriolli Foundation in Józefów (Otwock County), and the University of Łódź Library – present unknown designs for an illustrated Romeo and Juliet (1886) of Elwiro Michał Andriolli who is one of the most widely recognized illustrators of Polish and foreign literature in the second half of the 19th century.
The collection will include: originally printed illustrations (Paris 1886), a series of reprints in book editions (Boston 1887 and 1890, New York–Boston 1900, Paris 1973), and engravings from 19th century newspapers (i.e. „Le Monde Illustre”, 1887; „L’Univers Illustre”, 1888; „Le Voleur Illustre”, 1888).
Director of the Andriolli Foundation, Robert Lewandowski, will curate the exhibition.
The exhibition will be open at the University of Łódź Library, ul. Matejki 32/38, till 15 April 2016