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IRISH ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATION 1830-1930

Title: Frontispiece

Title of artwork:
Frontispiece
Artist:
Russell, George William (A.E. / AE)
Materials:
Paper (fiber material), Ink
Techniques:
Hand-drawn
Author:
Russell, George (AE)
Title of Publication:
The candle of vision
Publisher:
Macmillan and Co.
Publication place:
London
Publication date:
1828
Curator Comment:
This volume is a 1928 edition of Russell's 'Candle of Vision'. The text, first published in 1918, is a set of transcendent essays on Celtic mysticism. The frontispiece includes a hand-drawn illustration and the author's autograph, with a dedication to William Fearon (1892 – 1959) .
Note on artwork:
This ink and crayon vignette is placed on the title page and is signed AE. It depicts two figures set on a hillside, overlooking the sea. The figures are animated and appear to be searching for something. The pen drawing is sketchy in style and has delicate colouration added with crayon.
References:
Snoddy (2002) and ODNB online and DIB online


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