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- George John Pinwell 1842–1875
- Wood engraving on paper
- Image: 159 x 127 mm
- Purchased 1924
This illustration was produced for a poem by JT Judkin in Wayside Posies. It opens
The place around her is enchanted;
Sweetly she pauses, troubled, haunted …
For all the air seems full of love
Pinwell shows the young girl, distracted from feeding the birds by the poem’s narrator. The drama of the scene is heightened by the fact that we cannot see the woman’s face.
Pinwell began his association with the Dalziels in the mid-1860s. They recalled ‘We recognized at once his cleverness and that study and practice only were required to develop his great ability’.
Gallery label, November 2004
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