Rustic Type

Rustic Type

Alfred Crowquill

Wood engraving , probably by the Dalziels

2½ x 2 inches

Combe, William.The Tour of Dr Syntax, 85

Another visual type, embodying the physiognomical correspondence between appearance and personality. The shepherd’s strong jaw and well-defined features denote his sturdy character – one of England’s solid peasantry. Refined features are of course reserved for his betters.

Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.

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