Steel etching by an unknown etcher
5½ x 3¾ inches
Archibald Maclaren, The Fairy Family (1857).
This image is a reworking of a familiar trope in Victorian painting and illustration, which shows a sleeper surrounded by the dream-projections of his or her imagination. The rustic lettering and cramped composition is heavily influenced by the art of Richard Doyle.
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