Melton prior Institut


Linton- Life in the Collections

William John Hennessy del. / William James Linton sc.:

22) Infant Bacchus.

n.p., ca. 1871

In 1870 Linton launched a new risky project, the editing of a sumptuous magazine with the title American Enterprise, which combined political cartooning with illustrated advertisments. The second and last issue came out in January 1872 and included  a large advertisment for a wine company. The print Bacchus in America was engraved by Linton after a drawing by William John Hennessy. The engraving Infant Bacchus , which was reproduced 1889 in Linton´s Masters of Wood Engraving, was probably created in the same context.

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