Magazine of Art Illustrated (page 2/4)

[picture: Front Cover]

Front Cover

The front cover of the book is green and gold.

[picture: The Gleaners]

The Gleaners

(By Fred Morgan) [more...]

[picture: A Railway Cutting]

A Railway Cutting

The engraving shows maybe 20 or more men working on making a railway cutting. In the background men are digging away at the ground; at centre, they lod the dirt onto a railway truck (US: a railroad waggon); a horse waits nearby to drag the full cart away. In the foreground is a man presumably raking the gravel between the rails, and another just [...] [more...]

[picture: The Condition of the Turkey]

The Condition of the Turkey

Perhaps Thanksgiving or Christmas is approaching, because the farm-boy is looking at the turkeys with interest and anticipation. [more...]

[picture: Initial letter ``t'' as flower in a pot]

Initial letter “t” as flower in a pot

An artistic and unusual decorative initial “t” from 1878: the letter T is on a flowering plant growing out of a square flower-pot decorated with a Chinese theme. [more...]

[picture: Colossal Bull]

Colossal Bull

By M. Cain. Grand Basin of the Trocadéro Palace.) [more...]

[picture: Grotesque Head]

Grotesque Head

By M. Legrain. From the Cascade Basin. [at the Paris Exhibition of 1878] [more...]

[picture: Grotesque Head [detail]]

Grotesque Head [detail]

A good picture for All-Souls Night or Halloween!

A detail from Grotesque Head

[picture: Decorative initial E with angel, woman and cherub]

Decorative initial E with angel, woman and cherub

This decorative initial featuers a miniature picture of a naked angel (we see his bottom!) listening patiently to a naked women on his left, with a little winged cherub boy on the right. There are also flowers and fronds. The capital letter was used as a drop cap in the book, 12.5 lines—generally considered bad practice, as a drpo cap should align with [...] [more...]

[picture: Mirror-Frame (A Wood Carving by Panciera Besarel, of Venice)]

Mirror-Frame (A Wood Carving by Panciera Besarel, of Venice)

[A] mirror-frame by a Venetian wood-carver named Panciera Besarel, whose work exhibits more character and plasticity than perhaps any other Italian that could be named. (p. 265) [more...]

[picture: Initial letter ``I'' with fairy cupid and butterflies]

Initial letter “I” with fairy cupid and butterflies

This decorative initial letter “I” was used as a drop cap in the book. It features a naked cupid or winged cherub surrounded by butterflies; his wings are delicate, and his bare feet tread on soft grass through the night. It would be a nice capital to [...] [more...]


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