Shakers dancing

Arthur Boyd Houghton


Wood engraving by Hooper

6¼ x 5½ inches

Illustration for The Graphic; reproduced in Housman, Arthur Boyd Houghton, plate 87.

A curious, otherworldly image in which the Shakers are as much sinister as strange, an effect heightened by the steep perspective and half-concealed faces.

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