The idle shepherd-boys

John Pettie

1863

Wood engraving by the Dalziel Brothers

3½ x 2½ inches

Illustration for Wordsworth’s Poems for the Young.London: Strahan, 1863, p.17.

Another delicate image, this time showing the shepherd boys crossing a ‘bridge of rock’ and peering into the darkness in pursuit of a lost lamb.

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Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke

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