"Whenever the butcher was by The Beaver kept looking the other way"

1876
Henry Holiday (English, 1839–1927), Cut by Joseph Swain (English, 1820–1909), Author Lewis Carroll (English, 1832–1898), Publisher Macmillan and Company


Dimensions

Block: 9 x 13.3 cm (3 9/16 x 5 1/4 in.) Sheet: 22.6 x 31.1 cm (8 7/8 x 12 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

55.2296

Medium or Technique

Wood engraving; proof

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

“Whenever the butcher was by The Beaver kept looking the other way,” Illustration to “The Landing,” chapter I from “The Hunting of the Snark” by Lewis Carroll. London: MacMillan and Company, 1876, p.10

Inscription

l.l. in block: "Swain Sc"

Signed

Signed

Provenance

Harold Hartley, England (1851-1943): to Sir Harold Hartley, London, England (1878-1972); from whom purchased by MFA April 14,1955.

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund