From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Name/TitleLove’s Summer Cloud
About this objectJohn 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. Fortunately, 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—the arsenal of engravers also created steel engravings of literary figures in portrait. Depicted in the engraving is a woman representing Thomas Moore’s poem, “Love’s Light Summer-Cloud.”
Place MadeLondon, England
MakerJohn Tallis & Co. Publ.
Date Madec.a. 1800s
Medium and Materialssteel engraving
Inscription and Marksrecto: [ink print] Love’s Summer-Cloud.recto: [ink print] Painted by W. P. Frithrecto: [ink print] Engraved by W. Holl.recto: [ink print] “All the shadow that e’er shall fall o’er thee, Love’s light summer cloud sweetly shall cast.” BALLADS, SONGS, &c.recto: [ink print] JOHN TALLIS & COMPANY. LONDON, EDINBURGH, DUBLIN & NEW YORK.verso: [pencil] T149 78:094:28
Measurementsimage: 27.9 cm x 19.1 cm
overall: 36. 6 cm x 27.3 cm
Subject and Association KeywordsJohn Tallis & Co. Publ.
Subject and Association KeywordsEngland
Subject and Association Keywords1800s
Subject and Association KeywordsThomas Moore
Subject and Association KeywordsLove’s Summer Cloud
Subject and Association KeywordsPoetry