From My Window
Date: 1861
Medium: Wood engraving
Dimensions: 5 7/16 x 3 5/8 in. (13.8 x 9.2 cm)
Illustration Citation: "From My Window," by Frederick H. Whymper, in Once a Week, vol. V, 1861, p. 238
Credit Line: Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Memorial, 1935
Object Number: 1935-146
About: This illustration accompanied a poem of the same title by Frederick Whymper. Sandys captures the essence of the text, which is more of a reverie than a narrative. A beautiful young woman sits dreamily gazing out of a window. Victorian art is filled with such scenes of leisure, since women were largely confined to the domestic sphere during this period.
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