The Autumn Idyll

Hugh Thomson


Photomechanical reproduction of a pen and ink drawing

3½ x 3inches.

Austin Dobson, The Story of Rosina, p.30.

‘Here, where the beech-nuts drop among the grasses/Push the boat in, and throw the rope ashore’ (p.31). Thomson’s design effectively visualizes both the subject and mood of these lines, translating the English idyll as experienced by the leisured classes into a British version of Impressionist imagery.

Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.

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