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The Song of the Sower

Illustrated by Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910), Illustrated by Harry Fenn (American, about 1838–1911), Illustrated by Casimir Clayton Griswold (American, 1834–1918), Illustrated by William John Hennessy (American, born in Ireland, active in England, 1839–1917), Illustrated by John Augustus Hows (American, 1832–1874), Illustrated by Victor Nehlig (American, born in France, 1830–1909), Illustrated by Granville Perkins (American, 1830–1895), Engraved by Augustus Fay (American, born about 1824), Engraved by John Filmer (American, active 1858–1870), Engraved by Joseph S. Harley (American, 19th century), Engraved by John Karst (American, 1836–1922), Engraved by W. H. Kingdon (American, active 1860s–1870s), Engraved by James L. Langridge (American, born England, active about 1850–1880), Engraved by William James Linton (American (born in England), 1812–1898), Engraved by Frederick William Quartley (American (England), 1808–1874), Author William Cullen Bryant (American, 1794–1878), Publisher D. Appleton and Company (American, 19th century)

Place of Publication: New York, New York, USA

Catalogue Raisonné

Hamilton, Early American Book Illustrators, no. 857


Overall: 22.7 x 17.5 x 1.6 cm (8 15/16 x 6 7/8 x 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 42 wood engravings

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1871) 22.7 cm; 48 pp.; original publisher’s blind-, black-, and gilt-stamped brown cloth.

New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1871


W. G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955), by whom given to MFA, March 13, 1947.

Credit Line

Gift of W. G. Russell Allen