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Creator:
Wood, Lawson, 1878-1957.
Title:
Homefield monthly / edited by Esmundicus Faggots.
Published/Created:
England, 1897-1898.
Physical Description:
9 v. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PN6245.W66 H66 1897
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
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Classification:
Archives & Manuscripts
Notes:
Lawson Wood (1878-1957), an illustrator, designer, and painter working at London, was the son of the landscape painter Lawson Pinhorn Wood and grandson of the architectural artist Lewis John Wood. From the late 1890s, he was the principal artist for the publisher Arthur Pearson, contributing illustrations to periodicals such as Pearson's magazine, Boy's own paper, Illustrated London news, and the Strand magazine. Wood's strengths as an artist included comic scenes and animal drawings.
Nine issues of a privately produced illustrated magazine, in manuscript, by Lawson Wood. The magazine is copied in nine ruled exercise books of about 40 pages each. The set includes volume 1, numbers 3-6, and volume 2, numbers 7-11, which may be all that were written; numbers 1 and 2 are not present. The magazine includes numerous stories, poems, puzzles, and illustrations, all by Wood. The intended audience is unknown. The texts include adventure writing, comic verse, and sentimental stories, which were the primary features of many of the popular periodicals of the day. Wood invents several pseudonyms and alter-egos under the guises of which he writes the various regular features of the periodical.
Issues are consistently organized, with reoccurring features. Regular contributions include: "Rambling rhymes" by Flagstaff "Slumkins Jr."; various comic stories by Chipley Savings, Clawson Wood, Wawson Lood, and Dine; a "Puzzle page" by Winifred Eveline, consisting primarily of riddles; and a concluding "Editorial" section, in which matters concerning the administration of the magazine and the personal life of the editor are discussed. The pen and ink sketches usually illustrate accompanying stories. There are numerous full-page sketches, as well as many head- and tail-pieces. Vol. 1, no. 3 includes a sketch titled "Mr. Medusa meditating," probably a self-portrait of Lawson Wood.
A detailed inventory of stories and drawings is available upon request.
Each of 9 issues in contemporary wrappers; most of the wrappers are marbled.
Subject Terms:
English poetry -- 19th century.
Illustrators -- England.
Wood, Lawson, 1878-1957.
Form/Genre:
Periodicals.
Riddles.
Puzzles.
Humorous pictures.
Caricatures.
Ink drawings.
Manuscript magazines.
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