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Illustration to "Paul and Virginia, or the Very Last of the Smugglers," from "The Graphic," June, 1886

Randolph Caldecott (English, 1846–1886)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood engraving

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Proof sheet. (Top row): left: sailor watching amateur artist; center: group of sailors; right: Paul and Virginia’s parent in the cottage; (Middle row): left: man in rowboat, people running along beach; center: the grim old man, Virginia’s father; (Bottom row): left: amateur artists on holiday; center: portraits of Paul and Virginia; right: Virginia shaking cloth.


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