Melton prior Institut


Linton- Life in the Collections

William James Linton sc.:

84) Narcissus.

n.p. / n.d.

"The figure of  Narcissus, in which I have followed Nesbit´s treatment of his Rinaldo and Armida, may serve to farther indicate the value of pure white line for flesh. Water, it hardly need be said, could not be rendered tolerably in wood except with the white line. And in every thing except imitation-etching a line drawn by the graver is the true procedure." The proof was printed by Linton for his Masters of Wood Engraving (New Haven and London, 1889).