Arthur Boyd Houghton 'Noah's ark', from Home Thoughts and Home Scenes
(Routledge, 1865)
1347.k.15      17.5x13.5 cm

Wood-engraved by Dalziel Brothers

Noah's ark
  Black and white wood-engraved illustration, 1855-1870

Houghton (1836-75) was the most varied and prolific of the Idyllic School illustrators. Like Millais, he was able to draw in many different styles to suit the various texts he was given. Here, in an anthology of poems by women writers, is an example of his somewhat disconcerting view of childhood where the children appear moody, ill tempered and even disturbed.