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IRISH ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATION 1830-1930

Caption:

Artist:
Walker, Francis S.
Materials:
Paper (fiber material), Ink
Techniques:
Photoengraving
Author:
Goldsmith, Oliver
Title of Publication:
The deserted village
Publisher:
Thos. De La Rue and Co.
Publication place:
London
Publication date:
1884
Curator Comment:
This illustration is closely faithful to the text it supports. The composition and format of this illustration, a shallow rectangle, corresponds very closely to the painted work of the Scottish artist, John Robertson Reid.
Note on artwork:
In the foreground, a young farm labourer closely accompanies a milkmaid along a meandering track that leads to the distant village, as children chase geese. The elevated point-of-view gives a vista across the land.


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