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Wood Engraving - The Three Statues of Aegina - Proof

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1906P913.1
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1861 - 1861

Maker Information

Artist:Frederick Sandys - View biography for Frederick Sandys
Engraver:Joseph Swain - View biography for Joseph Swain


Sandys was commissioned to design an illustration to accompany the poem 'The three Statues of Aegina' by Walter Thornbury. It was engraved by Joseph Swain and published in 'Once a Week' (26 October 1861, p. 491). Thornbury later reused the illustration in his anthology 'Historical and Legendary Ballads and Songs' (1876, p. 137).

Purchased from Charles Fairfax Murray and presented by subscribers, 1906.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Wood engraving, printed in black ink on paper, laid on card.

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Height:134 mm
Width:94 mm