Linton- Life in the Collections
William James Linton:
- Lily (Boxwood 0,6 x 0,6 x 2,5cm) - Grove (Boxwood 2,5 x 2,5 0,5): printed in “Claribel” p. 50, “The Apples of Hesperus” p. 60 - Semper fidelis (Boxwood 2,5 x 2,5 x 2,5 cm): This engraving is reminiscent of a medieval seal. The Latin motto "Always Faithful" was widely used in medieval Europe, in Great Britain mainly by Irish and Scottish tribes. Its use here in the form of a coat of arms is possibly connected with Linton’s Scottish ancestry. It was printed in “Claribel” p. 94. and was reused to decorate the last page of Broadway Ballads (1876) and the back of a late brochure-edition of his poems To the Future / The Dirge of Nations.