Theseus and Aethra

Theseus and Aethra

Charles Kingsley


Wood engraving by an unknown engraver

6¼x 4 inches

Kingsley’sThe Heroes, facing 160.

Kingsley’s amateurish design is full of gaucheries – especially in the treatment of the hands and feet – but still manages to convey the intimacy of mother and son.

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