Shall I Compare Thee To a Summers Day by Chess


Shall I Compare Thee To a Summers Day

A Limited Edition of 25 + 5 Artist proofs

by Chess

Additional information



Giclee Mixed Media

Edition Size


Mounted Size

27.5" x 27.5"

Framed Size

30" x 30"



Framed/Mounted Option

Framed, Mounted


Shall I Compare Thee To a Summers Day by Chess

“Original artwork uses genuine vintage sections of Shakespeare’s love sonnets to create the collage effect before hand painting all effects. A great piece for the “old-fashioned” romantic.”

Chess is a mixed media artist based in Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Her work firmly roots the iconic figures that she paints in their context, incorporating original newspaper clippings from throughout their lives and legacies.

The textual element of her work brings together the love of reading and writing that she explored through her English degree and Creative Writing Masters with her love of painting and creating.

The finished pieces, as well as being detailed portraits, have the added dimension of the stories that are attached to them.

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date;
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;
Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st:
   So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
   So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. – William Shakespeare