Sick, and in Prison by William Gale, 1823-1909. Drawn by J. Allen, and engraved by F. Wentworth, from an original oil painting. Source: Defforne 374. [Click on the image to enlarge it.]

According to art-critic James Dafforne, Sick, and in Prison, "is engraved from a small, but well-painted picture" which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1869. It might strike us now as sentimental, but Dafforne comments, "The conception of the two figures is excellent, the pose effective and touching, and the heads are really fine studies full of expression" (375).

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Dafforne, James. "British Artists: Their Style and Character, with Engraved Illustrations. LXXXIX. — William Gale." The Art-Journal, Vol. 31 (1869). London: Virtue & Co. 373-75. Internet Archive. Contributed by the Getty Research Institute. Web. 4 March 2019.

Created 4 March 2019