Melton prior Institut


Linton- Life in the Collections

Tom Hughes / Richard Doyle:

18) The Scouring of the White Horse.

London 1859

The subject of this historical Dickensian novel by Thomas Hughes is the famous prehistoric geoglyph of Uffington in the county of Oxfordshire depicting a white horse. Main parts of the book deal with legends, which connect the monumental pictogram to the era of the Anglo-Saxon King Alfred. The stories are illustrated by the noted Punch cartoonist Richard Doyle. Linton’s engravings translate his childish and vivid drawings in a most congenial way.