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Will.m Darling.
Will.m Darling. of the Fern Islands
L. Corbaux [in image] E. Hastings del.t
London Ackermann & Co Strand, Dickinson Bond St, & Newcastle Currie & Bowman Published by C. Hullmandel [c.1840]
Lithograph, sheet 245 x 185mm (9½ x 7¼"). Trimmed.
William Darling (d.1865), father of the heroine Grace Darling (1815-42). In 1815 William succeeded his father as keeper of the lighthouse on Brownsman Island, one of the lonely Outer Farne Islands of the Northumbrian coast, and in 1825 he took over the new Longstone lighthouse there. When in 1838 the steamer 'Forfarshire' was wrecked on the rocks nearby, William and Grace rowed out to the wreck and rescued nine people. The event caught the nation's imagination and Grace was heralded as a national heroine. After she died prematurely William continued to work at the lighthouse until he was allowed to retire on full pay in 1860.
For accompanying portrait of William's wife Thomasin Harley see ref. 3070.
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Eliza.
Eliza. She thought she heard the tradermake an offer for her boy; _ could she be mistaken? Vide Uncle Tom's Cabin, C.1 page 7.
Louisa Corbaux del.t et lith. Stannard & Dixon, Imp.
London, Printed and Pub.d Oct.r 27th 1852, by Stannard & Dixon, 7, Poland St.
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 330 x 220mm, 13 x 8¾". Faint spotting in margins.
An illustration from the beginning of Harriet Beecher Stowe's important anti-slavery novel, 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'. Hearing her owners' negotiating the sale of her son Harry to raise money to save their farm, the black slave Eliza resolves to run away, eventually crossing the frozen Ohio River and escaping to Liberia. 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' first appeared as a serial in 1851, then as a book in 1852, both being an instant success. This English illustrated edition also appeared in 1852, with illustrations by Louisa Corbaux. Here Eliza hugs her small son, who is dressed in the girlish style fashionable in England at the time. With their pink cheeks neither look like black slaves, which was perhaps a decision taken to heighten empathy among the book's white readership.
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