Frederick Sandys


Wood engraving by the Dalziel Brothers

5 7/8 x 4 ½ inches

Illustration for Good Words (1863): facing p.589.

One of the artist’s death-bed scenes, exemplifying his central concern with suffering. It illustrates a sentimental poem on mortality by an unknown poet, but represents its maudlin lines in an image of genuine feeling [continued below].

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