Linton- Life in the Collections
William John Hennessy del. / William James Linton sc.:
22) Infant Bacchus.
n.p., ca. 1871
Proofprint on Chinapaper, 20 x 30 cm, (From a descendant’s estate)
In 1870 Linton launched a new risky project, the editing of a sumptuous magazine with the title American Enterprise, which combined political cartooning with illustrated advertisments. The second and last issue came out in January 1872 and included a large advertisment for a wine company. The print Bacchus in America was engraved by Linton after a drawing by William John Hennessy. The engraving Infant Bacchus , which was reproduced 1889 in Linton´s Masters of Wood Engraving, was probably created in the same context.