Linton- Life in the Collections
Tom Hughes / Richard Doyle:
18) The Scouring of the White Horse.
The subject of this historical Dickensian novel by Thomas Hughes is the famous prehistoric geoglyph of Uffington in the county of Oxfordshire depicting a white horse. Main parts of the book deal with legends, which connect the monumental pictogram to the era of the Anglo-Saxon King Alfred. The stories are illustrated by the noted Punch cartoonist Richard Doyle. Linton’s engravings translate his childish and vivid drawings in a most congenial way.