Linton- Life in the Collections
Douglas Percy Bliss:
16) A History of Wood Engraving.
Douglas Percy Bliss, a Scottish painter and director of the Glasgow School of Art, refers to Linton as “a most independent and lofty mind” and recommends the reading of his various discourses on wood engraving, although he finds them lacking a consistent aesthetical theory. He dedicates a whole chapter to the fundamental influence of William Blake’s late wood engravings on the modern schools of British xylography, which started with Blake’s disciples Samuel Palmer and the Ancients and went forth to the private press tradition of William Morris and the works of Eric Gill and John Nash.