From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Name/TitleThe Grecian Maid, n. d.
About this objectDepicted in the engraving is the image of the Grecian Maid of the same titled poem, written by Thomas Moore.
John Tallis & Co. Publ. John Tallis and Co. was a successful Publishing Company in England, Australia, and America from 1835-1860. The Company was originally a father and son establishment. The son was named for his father and when the senior partner tragically passed in 1842, the second John was left as proprietor. The entrepreneurial son found a niche market in cartography (map making) and established a reputation for quality maps. Though, John Tallis & Co. was best known for cartography—their arsenal of engravers also created steel engravings of literary figures in portrait.
Place MadeLondon, England
MakerJohn Tallis & Co. Publ.
Date Madeca. 1800s
Medium and Materialssteel engraving
Inscription and Marksrecto: [ink print] Painted by S. Newton, R. A.recto: [ink print] Engraved by W. Holl.recto: [ink print] “Dream of bright days that never can return.”recto: MELOLOGUE upon National Musicrecto: [ink print] JOHN TALLIS & COMPANY, LONDON, EDINBURGH, DUBLIN, & NEW YORK.verso: T149 78:094:22
Measurementsimage: 27.9 cm x 21.9 cm
overall: 37 cm x 27.1 cm
Subject and Association KeywordsJohn Tallis & Co. Publ.
Subject and Association Keywords1800s
Subject and Association KeywordsEngland
Subject and Association KeywordsThomas Moore
Subject and Association KeywordsThe Grecian Maid
Subject and Association KeywordsPoetry
CollectionCollection of Visual Studies Workshop