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The Blue Moon

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1904 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Housman, Clemence, born 1861 - died 1955 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EW, shelf 127

Physical description

Wood engraving.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


1904 (published)


Housman, Clemence, born 1861 - died 1955 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Wood engraving

Marks and inscriptions

'L H'


Height: 6.875 in, Width: 4.5 in

Descriptive line

The Rat-catcher's Daughter. One of eight wood engraving illustrations by Clemence Housman to 'The Blue Moon' by Laurence Housman, after drawings by the author. Published by John Murray, 1904.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1951 London: HMSO, 1962.


Printing ink

Subjects depicted

Fathers; Pest control; Rats; Daughters; Illustrations


Illustration; Prints; Books


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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