Melton prior Institut


Linton- Life in the Collections

John R. Wise:

36) The New Forest: Its History and its Scenery.

London 1863 / 1867

The second edition.

By generously handing this second commission of the local researcher John Richard de Capel Wise on to his former apprentice Walter Crane, Linton gave the initial impetus for his career as one of the most influential illustrators of the era. All of the sixty-three sketches of the New Forest, this extensive woodland between Southhampton Water and the Avon, which Crane had executed, were engraved by Linton himself.