Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Good Words for 1862

Editor:
Norman Macleod (British, Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland 1812–1872 Glasgow)
Engraver:
Dalziel Brothers (British, active 1839–1893)
Illustrator:
George Henry Andrews (British, Lambeth 1816–1898 Hammersmith)
Illustrator:
Henry Hugh Armstead (British, London 1828–1905 London)
Illustrator:
Sir Edward Burne-Jones (British, Birmingham 1833–1898 Fulham)
Illustrator:
William Paton Burton (British, Madras, India 1828–1883 Kincardineshire, Scotland)
Illustrator:
Thomas Alexander Ferguson Graham (British, Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland 1840–1906 Edinburgh)
Illustrator:
Arthur Boyd Houghton (British, Madras, India 1836–1875 London)
Illustrator:
William Holman Hunt (British, London 1827–1910 London)
Illustrator:
Charles Samuel Keene (British, Hornsey, Middlesex 1823–1891 London)
Illustrator:
Matthew James Lawless (Irish, Dublin 1837–1864 London)
Illustrator:
Henry Stormonth Leifchild (British, London 1823–1884 London)
Illustrator:
John MacWhirter (British, Edinburgh, Scotland 1837–1911 London)
Illustrator:
Sir John Everett Millais (British, Southampton 1829–1896 London)
Illustrator:
Thomas Morten (British, Uxbridge 1836–1866 London)
Illustrator:
John Pettie (British, Edinburgh, Scotland 1839–1893 Hastings)
Illustrator:
Frederick Augustus Sandys (British, Norwich 1829–1904 London)
Illustrator:
Charles Piazzi Smyth (British (born Italy), Naples 1819–1900 Ripon, Yorkshire)
Illustrator:
Simeon Solomon (British, London 1840–1905 London)
Illustrator:
Frank Stone (British, Manchester 1800–1859 London)
Illustrator:
Sir John Tenniel (British, London 1820–1914 London)
Illustrator:
Frederick Walker (British, London 1840–1875 Perthshire, Scotland)
Illustrator:
John Dawson Watson (British, Sedbergh, Yorkshire 1832–1892 Conwy, Wales)
Illustrator:
James McNeill Whistler (American, Lowell, Massachusetts 1834–1903 London)
Publisher:
Alexander Strahan & Co. , London
Printer:
Bradbury & Evans
Date:
1862
Medium:
Illustrations: wood engraving
Dimensions:
9 3/4 x 7 1/4 x 2 1/8 in. (24.8 x 18.4 x 5.4 cm)
Classifications:
Books, Periodicals
Credit Line:
Gift of Sinclair Hamilton, 1965
Accession Number:
65.629.3(1)
Not on view
Burne-Jones designed this wood engraving at the outset of his career, choosing deliberately simplified forms to demonstrate his admiration for medieval art and the work of his mentor Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The illustration accompanies Forsyth’s poetic retelling of a Norse saga and shows a young Norwegian king bidding the maiden he loves farewell as he departs on a crusade.
Donor: Sinclair Hamilton
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 29, 2014–July 14, 2014.

Rodney K. Engen Pre-Raphaelite Prints: The Graphic Art of Millais, Holman Hunt, Rossetti and their Followers. Lund Humphries, 1995, Burne-Jones's illustration of Sigurd the Crusader., fig. no. 66, p. 106, ill.

Gregory R. Suriano The Pre-Raphaelite Illustrators: The Published Graphic Art of the English Pre-Raphaelites and Their Associates. Oak Knoll Press, 2000, pp. 59 (Armstead), 74 (Burne-Jones), 238, 241 (Solomon), ill.



Related Objects

King Sigurd the Crusader (Good Words for 1862, opp. p. 248)

Artist: After Sir Edward Burne-Jones (British, Birmingham 1833–1898 Fulham) Date: 1862 Medium: Wood engraving Accession: 65.629.3(1.17) On view in:Not on view

Pictures in the Fire (Good Words for 1862, opp. p. 200)

Artist: After Thomas Morten (British, Uxbridge 1836–1866 London) Date: 1862 Medium: Wood engraving Accession: 65.629.3(1.14) On view in:Not on view

The Carrier Pigeon (Good Words for 1862, opp. p. 121)

Artist: After Thomas Morten (British, Uxbridge 1836–1866 London) Date: 1862 Medium: Wood engraving Accession: 65.629.3(1.9) On view in:Not on view

The Crimson Flower (Good Words for 1862, opp. p. 302)

Artist: After John Dawson Watson (British, Sedbergh, Yorkshire 1832–1892 Conwy, Wales) Date: 1862 Medium: Wood engraving Accession: 65.629.3(1.19) On view in:Not on view

"He and I built a whole fleet of ships of every rig, from a frigate to a cutter, over at the carpenter's" (Good Words for 1862, opp. p. 264)

Artist: After John Pettie (British, Edinburgh, Scotland 1839–1893 Hastings) Date: 1862 Medium: Wood engraving Accession: 65.629.3(1.18) On view in:Not on view