Melton prior Institut


Linton- Life in the Collections

John R. Wise:

25) Shakespeare: His Birthplace and its Neighbourhood.

London 1861

The numerous head-and tailpieces, which depict Shakespeare-related landscapes and cottages, are fine examples of Linton’s art of illustration. It was the first contract work that he executed for the local researcher John Richard de Capel Wise. For a second one, which followed two years later, he only executed the graver work. The drawings were made by his former apprentice Walter Crane.