Gertrude in the Wilderness

Gertrude in the Wilderness, by George du Maurier. Wood-engraving by Joseph Swain. 4 x 5 inches. This is the first illustration for Charles Warren Adams’s The Notting Hill Mystery, in Once a Week 7 (29 November 1862): 617. The shrill tone is established by the artist’s emphasis on a female character’s prostration, accompanied by sharp contrasts of light and dark. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

Image scan and text by Simon Cooke. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. ]


Once a Week. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1862.

Last modified 18 June 2014