At the Threshold, from "Wayside Posies: Original Poems of the Country Life"

After George John Pinwell British
Engraver Dalziel Brothers British
Publisher George Routledge & Sons, London British

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A woman stands next to a wooden block, a knife in one hand, a stick in the other, additional branches lying on the ground. She looks up at another woman who leans out the open window of a farmhouse, and is approached by a girl who holds a baby. A hen stands at left. The wood engraving was made for a book edited by Robert Buchanan, with original illustrations by G. J. Pinwell, J. W. North, and Frederick Walker, engraved by the Brothers Dalziel, and published by Routledge as a Fine Art gift book.
The preparatory pen-and-ink drawing for this print (a work of the same size and orientation) is in the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Pinwell later reworked the composition into a watercolor in 1872.

At the Threshold, from "Wayside Posies: Original Poems of the Country Life", After George John Pinwell (British, London 1842–1875 London), Wood engraving

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