Arthur Boyd HoughtonMy Treasure: Mrs A.B. Houghton and Two Children, engraved by the Dalziel Brothers date not known

Share this artwork

Artwork details

Artist
Arthur Boyd Houghton (1836‑1875)
Title
My Treasure: Mrs A.B. Houghton and Two Children, engraved by the Dalziel Brothers
Date date not known
MediumWood engraving on paper
Dimensionsimage: 165 x 121 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Mrs E.C. Davis 1926
Reference
N04161
View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Display caption

This illustration shows the artist’s wife playing ‘coach and horses’ with one of her children. It was included in a series ‘Touches of Nature’ for the sixpenny magazine Good Words. It illustrates a short poem by ‘RM’; the ‘treasure’ of the title is the ‘little babe upon my knees’.

Houghton was one of the most prolific Victorian illustrators, and a regular contributor to popular household magazines, such as Good Words and The Graphic. His illustrations are characterised by an extraordinary attention to detail which reflects the influence of the Pre-Raphaelites.

July 2008

About this artwork

Find similar artworks

Artist

Category

On paper, print (16,847)

Style or ‘-ism’

Subject

interiors (2,404)
domestic (1,245)
living room (242)
nature (37,443)
animals: mammals (4,211)
cat (126)
objects (12,237)
furnishings (1,925)
chair (638)
table (500)
toys and models (246)
animal (12)
bird (2)
doll (34)
people (21,175)
adults (19,618)
woman (7,617)
body (2,879)
hair (111)
children (2,430)
baby (424)
child (941)
society (14,241)
family (564)