Pictorial frontispiece

Pictorial frontispiece

J. Noel Paton


Wood engraving by an unknown engraver

3¾ inches diameter

Charles Kingsley’s The Water Babies, frontispiece

This circular design embodies Kingsley’s imagery of the sea-borne water-babies, nurtured by a watery Madonna. [Commentary continues below.]

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