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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1865 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Houghton, Arthur Boyd, born 1836 - died 1875 (artist)
    Brothers Dalziel (engravers (printmakers))
    Routledge (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the engraver

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EW, shelf 76, box A

Houghton was a gifted draughtsman and illustrator, despite having lost the sight of one eye in a childhood accident. This illustration was made for Dora Greenwell's poem Noah's Ark, in Home Thoughts and Home Scenes an anthology of popular verse, published in 1865.

Physical description

Proof on India paper

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1865 (made)


Houghton, Arthur Boyd, born 1836 - died 1875 (artist)
Brothers Dalziel (engravers (printmakers))
Routledge (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Wood engraving


Height: 175 mm image, Width: 135 mm image, Height: 208 mm sheet, Width: 162 mm sheet

Historical context note

"Home Thoughts and Home Scenes" 2, 1865.

Descriptive line

Print, Illustration to "Noah's Ark" by D. Greenwell, by Arthur Boyd Houghton, engraved by the Dalziel Brothers.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Robert Hoozee, ed. British Vision. Observation and Imagination in British Art 1750-1950 / with contributions from Mark Evans, Mark Haworth-Booth and Stephen Calloway. Ghent: Museum voor Schone Kunsten; Mercatorfonds, 2007. ISBN: 978 90 6153 749 6


Wood-engraving (process)

Subjects depicted

Toys; Children; Noah's ark; Chair; Animals


Children & Childhood; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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