At the Cottage

Mary Ellen Edwards

1872

Wood engraving by Joseph Swain

6¼ x 4 inches

Illustration for Charles Lever’s The Bramleighs of Bishop’s Folly, facing. 77.

The gendered space: Julia arranging some flowers in the female domain of home, with Jack Bramleigh intruding from the masculine domain of the outside world. Edwards leaves no doubt as to who is in control of the space.

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