Linton- Life in the Collections
William Henry Powis:
Proofprint on Chinapaper, 14 x 11,5 cm (From a descendant’s estate)
Powis engraved this elaborate depiction of a rhinoceros for a publication about zoological gardens. Linton reprinted the plate in 1889 in his Masters of Wood Engraving: "William Henry Powis (died in 1836, aged 28) though one of the best wood - engravers of this time, is hardly known even to his fellow engravers (...) (His engravings) are of remarkable excellence, closest of any copies I know."