Art-Journal (page 3/3)

[picture: Reading the news]

Reading the news

A group of working-class people in Victorian dress stand around a man who is leaning on a wooden railing reading out loud from a newspaper. There’s a woman to the man’s immediate right, smiling, wearing a shawl and dress; to her right another woman, with a hat, and two well-wrapped children one of whom is in her arms. Behind her a pale person, and to [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: St. George]

St. George

The engraving shows a circular coin (actually a medal), in grey to indicate bas-relief. It depicts Saint George as a naked man with a Roman military helmet. He rides a horse without saddle or reins or even stirrups for his bare feet, and wields a spear; over his left arm is a cloth. Almost at his right knee (he faces left, as does the horse) is the [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Grief]


GRIEF. [more...] [$]

[picture: Ariel.]


This engraving depicts a sculpture of Ariel from Shakespeare’s The Tempest. It was shown in the eighty-second exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1851, where it was exhibit number 1335; the Art Journal says: [more...] [$]

[picture: Rustic victorian border with 3d canopy design]

Rustic victorian border with 3d canopy design

This rustic border or surround is drawn to look like an engraving of a stone niche or cartouche; the original had a statue of Ariel inside it. [more...] [$]

[picture: Passages From The Poets -- A Garden.]

Passages From The Poets – A Garden.

The picture shows a gentleman and two ladies in probably eighteenth century dress, in the grounds of some large house or castle; they have met along a broad path leading to stone steps, and in the background are stone balustrades and a fountain. But the predominant feature of the picture, without question, is the cover of huge mature trees, the light [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Birth of the Rose]

Birth of the Rose

Engraved by T. W. Knight from the statue by B. Jennings. [more...] [$]

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