Tired Nature's Sweet Restorer, Balmy Sleep, from "Illustrated London News"

Engraver William Luson Thomas British
After Edward Charles Barnes British

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Thomas's skilled wood engraving appeared in the popular London weekly, the "Illustrated London News." The tender image shows a mother cradling a sleeping baby, about to take the child upstairs to bed, preceded by a young daughter. Barnes produced genre subjects, generally centered on a few figures. His painting was exhibited at the British Institution, London in 1863. That same year, the charming composition was also translated into a large mixed method print by Charles Algernon Tomkins titled "Bed Time."

Tired Nature's Sweet Restorer, Balmy Sleep, from "Illustrated London News", William Luson Thomas (British, London 1830–1900 Chertsey, Surrey), Wood engraving

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