Requires Photography

Talent Will Make Its Way

about 1845
John Leighton (English, 1822–1912)


Overall: 14 x 25.4 cm (5 1/2 x 10 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book; proof with 43 Wood engravings and 56 preparatory drawings in pen and black ink

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

Title and x pp. (wood-engravings) uncut and bound. 2 copies. 56 pen drawings (India ink); 5 small pen drawings (blue ink) by John Leighton. 17 tracings of drawings; 43 wood-engravings (proofs), in different states. 2 manuscript notes: printer’s summary of costs and offer of a cold medal for a picture of the Labors of Hercules.


Hans P. Kraus, NY,NY; from whom purchased 10/10/40

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis