‘Courtship cut short’. 1870. A vignette on Plate 15. Coloured wood engraving by Edmund Evans. 4 x 16 inches. This is one of Doyle's images which represents courtship and love-making. Though apparently innocent, the figures' interactions echo the highly formalized courtship rituals of the Victorian middle-classes. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

Photograph and text by Simon Cooke. You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link to this URL in a web document or cite it in a print one.


Doyle, Richard, and William Allingham. In Fairyland. London: Green and Co., 1870 [1869].

Created 10 September 2021