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(MITFORD, Mary Russell) BROCK, C. E.

When the duties of the day were over.

Published: 1904

Stock code: 76077

Price: £1,175

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The original illustration, signed by the artist, for one of the scenes in Mary Russell Mitford’s “Our Village”, which comprised a series of sketches of country life. Brock’s illustrations form part of the “Series of English Idylls” published by J. M. Dent & Co. The scene depicted shows “the good, the lowly, the pious child” Jane Mowbray reading to the “exceedingly venerable” Mrs Allen.

Original pen-and-ink watercolour oval illustration (346 250 mm), in a wash-line mount and gold leaf frame. Margins faintly marked. In excellent condition.

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