This is one of the twenty-two engravings on wood that was published by The Art Journal in 1850 (12:142) in a series entitled "Passages from the Poets." Paton's original drawing was engraved by W. T. Green. This passage from A Midsummer Night's Dream (IV.i) accompanies the picture:
Come, sit thee down upon this flow'ry bed,
While I thy amiable cheeks do coy,
And stick musk-roses in thy sleek smooth head,
And kiss thy fair large ears, my gentle joy.