Leaving Home. Frank Holl. 1872. Oil on canvas. Source: Meynell, 85. You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the Internet Archive and the University of Toronto and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

Commentary from The Magazine of Art

Mr. Frank Holl's "Leaving Home," the subject of our larger illustration, contains a varied interest, among few figures. The old man, uprooted by we know not what chance from the place where for seventy years he has grown with the trees and watched the harvests, the young soldier parting from his wife, the widow alone in the world for the first time, are at once united by a common pathos and divided by the difference of their sorrows. [84]

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Meynell, Alice. “Pictures from the Hill Collection.” The Magazine of Art. 5 (1882): 80-84, Internet Archive version of a copy in the University of Toronto Library. Web. 22 October 2014.

Last modified 22 October 2014