Ford Madox Brown
The traveller / FMB.
[London : sn, 1869?]
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
[London : s.n., 1869?]
From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
Inscription at lower right: Retouched & presented to C.A. Howell with FMB's affect regards Sep/'67; inscription on verso: "The Traveller", from "Once a Week" Aug 1867. Watercolour Ford of the same subject Bottington has the latter.
Touched proof of a wood engraving by Swain after Ford Madox Brown's drawing "The traveller"; engraved for publication in Once a week, Aug., 1869.
Print shows a traveller on horseback passing a village inn at nightfall, pursued by a dog. Two women, one of them nursing an infant, stand in the doorway of the establishment and watch him pass, while a little boy in sabats stands at right. A sign over the doorway reads: Nourriture pour homme & bête.