From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
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 is an image is Hinda from Thomas Moore’s, “The Fire Worshippers.” The tragic work is theorized to mimic admired aspects of his friend Robert Emmet’s life and relationships—through protagonist Hafed. “She is far from the land where her young hero sleeps, And lovers are around her sighing; But coldly she turns from their gaze, weeps For her heart in his grave is lying.”
Place MadeLondon, England
MakerJohn Tallis & Co. Publ.
Date Madec.a. 1800s
Medium and Materialssteel engraving
Inscription and Marksrecto: [ink print] Painted by I. G. Middleton.recto: [ink print] Engraved by E. Finden.recto: [ink print] HINDArecto: [ink print] JOHN TALLIS & COMPANY. LONDON, EDINBURGH, DUBLIN & NEW YORKverso: [pencil] T149verso: [pencil] 78:094:39
Measurementsimage: 28.8 cm x 21.5 cm
overall: 37 cm x 27.2 cm
Subject and Association KeywordsJohn Tallis & Co. Publ.
Subject and Association Keywords1800s
Subject and Association KeywordsSteel Engraving
Subject and Association KeywordsThomas Moore
Subject and Association KeywordsHinda
Subject and Association KeywordsPoetry