"Flower Offerings", from "The Pilgrim's Progress", 1860. Creator: Unknown.

"Flower Offerings", from "The Pilgrim's Progress", 1860. Creator: Unknown.

3-000-267 - The Print Collector/Heritage Images

"Flower Offerings", from "The Pilgrim's Progress", 1860. 'The personages of the book, as they appear in Mr. Watson's pictures, are clothed in the garb of the period at which Bunyan wrote; and the characteristics of each have been portrayed with singular point and effect...[Seen here is] the flower-offering, by the children inhabitants of the realms of the Celestial King, "who would go into the King's gardens, and gather nosegays for the Pilgrims, and bring them to them with much affection!" Of course, the pictorial character of the edition of "The Pilgrim's Progress" is intended as its chief claim to attention. But there have been great pains and care expended on the editorial department of that which is confessedly an English classic. The book is reproduced mainly, if not entirely, in the form in which it was published by Bunyan himself...there is every mark that the editing of the work has been a labour of love...the skill of the printer, paper-inker, binder, and decorator has been lavishly brought into play to render the accessories of the volume as beautiful as its text is valuable and interesting'. Illustration from "The Pilgrim's Progress. A new Edition, with Memoir and Notes", by George Offor. Illustrated by J. D. Watson, (Routledge). Published in "Illustrated London News", 1860.

Image Details

People Information

  1. Unknown, attributed to: :
  1. John Dawson Watson: British: Artist, painter, illustrator, printmaker
People Related
  1. John Bunyan: British: Minister, preacher, author
  2. George Offor: British, English: book-collector, editor, compiler

Category Hierarchy

Society & Culture Art & Literature

Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 4960x3715
File Size : 53,984kb


  1. ILN_1860_Page_578_c.jpg
  1. 1860
  1. 0580087464
  1. 3-000-267
  1. 3000267

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