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IRISH ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATION 1830-1930

Caption:

Artist:
Nicholl, Andrew
Materials:
Paper (fiber material), Ink
Techniques:
Wood engraving
Engraver:
Whymper, Josiah Wood
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:
Nicholl was prolific illustrator who was involved with many projects of high importance. Each story in the collection is headed by a vignette illustration. This work first appeared 1828 and in many subsequent editions.
Note on artwork:
At sunset, seen contrejour, a small fishing boat approaches a rocky shore on a calm sea. Puffins perch on the rocks and other seabirds fly above the adjacent tall cliffs. A second boat can bee seen in the middleground and a low line of hills meets the horizon.
References:
ODNB online, DIB online, Grove Art online.


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