Engraving for Some Account of Stonehenge


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Engraving for Some Account of Stonehenge

STONE HENGE, OR THE GIANT’S STAIR CASE, A DRUIDICAL RUIN IN ENGLAND.

Engraved from an Original Drawing for Burtons Magazine

 


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This engraving appeared at the front of the issue containing Poe’s article “Some Account of Stonehenge” (Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine, June 1840). The caption reads: “STONE HENGE, OR THE GIANT’S STAIR CASE, A DRUDICAL RUIN IN ENGLAND,” with a subnote: “Engraved from an Original Drawing for Burtons [[Burton’s]] Magazine.” (Slightly curious is the space in “Stone Henge” in the caption while the article itself is rendered without a space as “Stonehenge,” which is the more usual form.) There is no indication given for either the artist for the drawing nor for the engraving. Credits are frequenbtly not given for engravings printed in Burton’s, although S. E. Jones was noted as the artist and John Sartain as the engraver for the lithograph of “The April Fool” that accompanied the issue of April 1840, and the frontispiece for the August 1840 issue is prominently credited to an arist named Harding and the engraving to “A. Graham.” A portrait of W. C. Bryant used as the frontispiece for the May 1840 issue is noted as being from the original painting by Inman, and the engraver is given as G. Parker.

 

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