Linton- Life in the Collections
William James Linton / Daniel Morin:
13) A tinted Advertising Sheet for "Pen and Pencil. An Illustrated Family Newspaper". publ. by Joseph Clayton,
In February 1855, Linton launched a new journal, which was co-funded by the well known French wood engraver Daniel Morin, a friend of Linton’s brother Henry. “The journal’s mixture was the unusual one, with political editorial, news, and finely engraved illustrations, art criticism, and two new features (...) The editorials were toned down for the family market.” (F.B. Smith) After about eight numbers, Pen and Pencil succumbed to scarcity of capital. This failure also contributed to the decline of The English Republic, which ceased to exist in April.