3855 – “The Song of the Whip-poor-Will”, poem and illustration

Museum classification:
Images of Witchcraft
Size:
A3
Information:

A print from the Illustrated London News, 16 October 1880.

John Callow describes the image of the witch thus:

"The engraver has captured the essence of the witch as an 'ill-wisher', whose presence in the village community creates discord, fear and suspicion among her younger, and more affluent, neighbours."  Callow, Embracing the Darkness, (IB Tauris: 2017), pl. 1.

Resource:
Print
Materials:
Paper, ink
Copyright ownership:
MWM

A print from the Illustrated London News, 16 October 1880.

John Callow describes the image of the witch thus:

"The engraver has captured the essence of the witch as an 'ill-wisher', whose presence in the village community creates discord, fear and suspicion among her younger, and more affluent, neighbours."  Callow, Embracing the Darkness, (IB Tauris: 2017), pl. 1.