Florence Burton makes up a packet
Mary Ellen Edwards
Wood engraving by Horace Harral
6 x 4 inches
Illustration for Anthony Trollope’sThe Claverings. The Cornhill Magazine, December 1867, facing p.702.
Florence’s response to Harry’ confession. Typically, Edwards depicts her suffering in the form of a self-contained figure in which the emotion is deeply buried, and all the more resonant for its under-statement. In this respect her art is closely linked to the Pre-Raphaelites, notably Millais.
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