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IRISH ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATION 1830-1930

Caption: "She must have certainly perished had not my companion, perceiving...

Caption:
"She must have certainly perished had not my companion, perceiving her danger, instantly plunged in to her relief"
Artist:
Mulready, William
Materials:
Paper (fiber material), Ink
Techniques:
Wood engraving
Engraver:
Thompson, John
Author:
Goldsmith, Oliver
Title of Publication:
The vicar of Wakefield
Publisher:
T. Nelson and Sons
Publication place:
London
Publication date:
1888
Curator Comment:
'The Vicar of Wakefield' was first published in 1766, and maintained its popularity throughout the 1800s. William Mulready was commissioned to illustrate Goldsmith's text in the 1840s, producing 32 drawings, one for each chapter head, various editions with Mulready's illustrations followed.
Note on artwork:
A new edition of a work first published with Mulready's illustrations in 1843. Each richly detailed illustration relates closely to Goldsmith's original text.
References:
ONDB online and DIB online; K.M. Heleniak, William Mulready, New Haven and London, 1980.


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