Commentary on Original Illustrations of Trollope's Fiction
The Warden: 3 Illustrations
Written 1852 (29 July) -1853 (autumn)
Published as a book 1855 (5 January), Wm Longman
1855 The Warden: Longman; (later edition) F. C. Tilney
- Cover illustration to Longmans, Green, Reader, & Dyer 1855:
Full bodied man, being comforted by his daughter; a depiction of
Mr Harding and Eleanor. Sources: Trollopiana 16; James
Pope Hennessey, Anthony Trollope, from Mansell Collection,
p 337; C. P. Snow, Anthony Trollope: An illustrated biography,
p. 78 (good copy, from yellow-back binding). My comment: effective
picture, good rounded drawing.
- Early in book, later edition illustrated by F. C. Tilney: Mr Harding,
playing to the bedesmen of Hiram's Hospital. Sources: Hennessy p. 142.
My comment: poor drawing attempting to capture pastoral feeling. A detail:
F. C. Tilney, Mr Harding playing to pensioners The Warden
- Early in book, later edition illustrated by F. C. Tilney: 'Eleanor
Harding and John Bold, before their engagement'. Hennessey, p. 150. My
comment: picture shows how readers "saw" Eleanor and it's not over-sympathetic; she's stand-offishish.
F. C. Tilney, Eleanor "rides a high horse" to John Bold, The Warden
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