Creswick’s representation, in the form of a vignette, of the line ‘The breezy covert of the warbling grove’ for Oliver Goldsmith’s The Deserted Village (41). The composition typifies his treatment of the English idyll, which values small aspects of the landscape such as copses of trees (as here), streams and riverbanks. 1½ x 2 inches. Wood-engraving, but unsigned. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

Photograph and text by Simon Cooke. You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link to this URL in a web document or cite it in a print one.


Goldsmith, Oliver. The Deserted Village. London: Sampson Low, 1859.

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