Too Hot, from "Illustrated London News"

After James Collinson British
Printer Leighton Brothers British

Not on view

Collinson who designed this print was one of the original members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, resigning in 1850 to revert to Roman Catholicism and enter Stonyhurst College to train for the priesthood. By the 1860s, when he designed this image, the artist had returned to London, married, and was painting more conventional genre subjects. The work includes many sensitive observations about the character of country life, centered on a grandfather helping a child to drink hot tea. Published by the "Illustrated London News" as a special supplement for subscribers at Christmas, the work represents fine color printing of the period, produced using several woodblocks by Leighton Brothers.

Too Hot, from "Illustrated London News", After James Collinson (British, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire 1825–1881 Camberwell), Color wood engraving

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