After the Victory, from "Illustrated London News"

Engraver Richard Principal Leitch British
After John Faed British, Scottish

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Faed made his name painting Scottish subjects. Trained in Edinburgh, he moved to London and was elected a Royal Academician in 1864. This image conveys the devastating impact on a humble Scots family of the loss of their soldier-breadwinner father. David Wilkie had helped to revive the popularity of genre painting, and Faed's imagery combined history, portraiture and genre during a period of rising interest in the Scottish past encouraged by Sir Walter Scott’s novels, and Queen Victoria’s annual visits to Balmoral Castle from 1857. Leitch created this wood engraving for the "Illustrated London News" to reproduce a work shown at the Royal Academy in 1873.

After the Victory, from "Illustrated London News", Richard Principal Leitch (British, 1826–1882), Wood engraving

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