Melton prior Institut


Linton- Life in the Collections

Henry W. Longfellow:

29) The Hanging of the Crane.

Boston 1875

Another cooperation with the engraver A.V. Anthony. This time the illustrations were provided by a very unequal team. Thomas Moran, one of most prominent painters of the Hudson River School, was responsible for the landscapes, whereas Mary Hallock (later: Mary Hallock-Foote), who designed the genre scenes, had just finished her studies at the Cooper Institute School of Design. Linton, who had taught her at the Cooper’s boosted her career as a very successful artist-writer by recommending her for this project.