George John Pinwell
By the Dovecote, engraved by the Dalziel Brothers 1865

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George John Pinwell 1842–1875
By the Dovecote, engraved by the Dalziel Brothers
Date 1865
Medium Wood engraving on paper
Dimensions Image: 159 x 127 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1924
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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’.

November 2004

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