Come into the Garden, Will

“Come into the Garden, Will”

Edward Linley Sambourne (1844-1910)

Wood engraving

Punch (27 June 1885) reproduced in Watts p. 98

“Come into the Garden, Will” is a play upon Tennyson’s “Come into the Garden, Maud” from Maud. Theodore Watts, who included this cartoon in a two-part article in the Magazine of Art, comments the cartoon “shows the poet inviting the lively statesman to leave the oar he loves and join him in the tea- garden of the Lords beside the river. This is full of that luminous fancy, quaint yet true, which we associate with the name of Sambourne.” [Commentary continues below.]

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