London: George Allen Ruskin House 156 Charing Cross Road, [March, 1895].
Thomson, Hugh. Reprint of the 1894 edition. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson with the plates on tissue and tipped in. xxvii, , 476,  pp. Printed at the Chiswick Press. 1 vols. 4to. Thomson's Iconic Binding in Immaculate Condition. Original blue gilt cloth, with peacock design, a.e.g Balston II:A1; Gilson E78; Spielmann 12. Item #332611
In the late 1880's and through the 90's, a remarkable illustrator made his appearance on the London scene: Hugh Thomson (1860-1920), perhaps the pre-eminent representative of what has come to be known as 'the Wig and Powder School' of English illustration. Thomson's delicate pen drawings of English life lent themselves perfectly to the new technique of photo-engraving (he was a pioneeer of the genre) and he was soon in popular demand for illustrations of the novels of Jane Austen, Fanny burney, Mrs. Gaskell, Charles Reade, as well as for contemporaries like Austin Dobson. His influence on contemporary illustrators was felt keenly for many years, and can be seen in the work of Charles E. Brock and others of the 'school.'.
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