Love in Death (in "Good Words for 1862," p. 185)

After Frederick Walker British
Engraver Dalziel Brothers British
Related author Dora Greenwell British

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This tragic image of a woman dressed in black, carrying a child through the snow, was created to illustrate "Love and Death," a poem published in the weekly periodical "Good Words for 1862, pp. 184-85, introduced by these words, "A woman perished in a snow-storm while passing over the Green Mountains in Vermont; she had an infant with her, who was found alive and well in the morning, carefully wrapped in the mother's clothing."Walker exhibited a related painting, "The Lost Path," at the Royal Academy in 1863 and the the Museum also has a proof of the wood engraving (2014.545.2).

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