George Romney

Tom Hayley as Robin Goodfellow

1789–92

In Tate Britain

Artist
George Romney 1734–1802
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 756 × 635 mm
frame: 920 × 790 × 90 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Bequeathed by Mrs Arthur James 1948
Reference
N05850

Display caption

In A Midsummer Nights Dream, Puck circles the earth in 40 minutes to fetch a love potion for Oberon. His story is one of the origins of the idea of fairy flight.
The sitter for this Puck (who also goes by the name Robin Goodfellow) is Tom Hayley, a young sculptor.

Gallery label, October 2020

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