The Lost Path

Fred Walker

31 December 1861

Wood-engraving by the Dalziels

7 x 4½ inches

Good Words (January 1862).

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A black-clad woman desperately struggles to keep her infant warm in the inhospitable environment; the leafless tree, buried in snow, foreshadows her fate. In 1863 Walker exhibited his first oil painting, The Lost Path, at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.