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IRISH ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATION 1830-1930

Caption: Title page

Caption:
Title page
Artist:
Maclise, Daniel
Materials:
Paper (fiber material), Ink
Techniques:
Engraving
Engraver:
Swain, Joseph
Author:
Croker, Thomas Crofton
Title of Publication:
Fairy legends and traditions of the south of Ireland
Publisher:
Swan Sonnenschein and Co.
Publication place:
London
Publication date:
1882
Curator Comment:
Authored by Thomas Crofton Walker, a close associate of Maclise, the present illustration is from the 'new and complete' edition by T. Wright, London, 1882. The first edition appeared in two volumes in 1828 and in many subsequent editions. The illustration is by an English artist, Charles Green. Although it resembles the fairy subjects produced by Maclise in the 1820s and 30s, Green was an artist of a much later generation. Therefore the present work is an exercise in calculated anachronism, designed to emulate and match Maclise's contributions to the first and earlier editions.
Note on artwork:
Title page illustration showing foliage and various lively and humorous fairy forms arranged as a garland around the publication details, the top part containing larger-scale, paired male and female figures and the main title, 'Fairy Legends'.
References:
ONDB online and DIB online and Grove Art online and Strickland


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