Asses Drinking, from "Illustrated London News"

Engraver Henry Linton British
After intermediary draftsman Thomas Beech British
After Richard Ansdell British

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Ansdell's Spanish subject won a prize at the Glasgow Art Union in 1857 and was reproduced as a full-page wood engraving in the "Illustrated London News." Accompanying text praised the artist as: "an animal painter [who] has long commanded a high renown...[and] lately prosecuted his art in newer and larger fields…In Spain, he has studied character, climate, and colour, in scenes equally novel and suggestive, presenting a mine of wealth to the eye of the artist; and all these essentials to pictorial effect he has admirably combined in his picture entitled "Asses Drinking." Linton was one of the finest wood engravers who worked for the "Illustrated London News."

Asses Drinking, from "Illustrated London News", Henry Linton (British, London 1815–1899 Kingston-upon-Thames), Wood engraving

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