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The fox and the crane.

  • Object:

    Prints

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (printed and published)

  • Date:

    1896 (printed and published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morgan, Walter Jenks, born 1847 - died 1924 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Photo-engraving

  • Museum number:

    RENIER.53

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Walter Jenks Morgan (1847-1924) was an illustrator and genre painter. Born at Bilston, and educated at Sir Robert Peel's School, Tamworth, Morgan moved to Birmingham and became apprenticed to a lithographer. He studied at the Birmingham School of Art and the Birmingham Society of Artists and produced illustrations for several magazines, including The Graphic and Illustrated London News. He exhibited widely, including at the Royal Academy, the New Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of British Artists, and he became President of both the Birmingham Art Circle and the Midlands Art Club.

Physical description

Illustration for colour bookplate on page 47 of Nursery rhymes and fables, collected and illustrated by Walter Jenks Morgan. Illustration for the fable The fox and the crane featuring a crane drinking soup out of a tall vase while the fox tries in vain to drink the soup.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (printed and published)

Date

1896 (printed and published)

Artist/maker

Morgan, Walter Jenks, born 1847 - died 1924 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Photo-engraving

Marks and inscriptions

'W.J.Morgan.'
Artist's signature on bottom right of line photoengraved illustration.

'Renier' and 'AR'
Written in ink on the back of the illustration.

'AR'
Written in pencil on the front of the mount.

'W. J. MORGAN'
Written in ink on the front of the mount.

'Fox & Crane'
Inscription in pencil on the back of the illustration.

Dimensions

Height: 16.5 cm, Width: 13 cm

Descriptive line

Line photoengraving by Walter Jenks Morgan. Illustration for 'Nursery rhymes and fables', collected and illustrated by Walter Jenks Morgan, published in London by the Christian Knowledge Society, 1896.

Materials

Line photoengraving

Techniques

Photo-engraving

Subjects depicted

Soup; Foxes; Cranes (birds)

Categories

Books; Illustration; Children & Childhood; National Art Library

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

National Art Library

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