Little Boy Found

Little Boy Found

Celia Levetus

Wood-engraving by Levetus

7¼ x 6 inches

Blake, Songs of Innocence, 48

A tender embrace in which the positive emotion of finding the child is embodied in the animistic natural setting: the bulrushes sway vigorously, while the pollarded trees, metaphorically cut short by the apparent loss, spring new sprigs, a poetic sign of life renewed.

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Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.

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