Nature


 
A copy of a very pleasantly composed outdoor scene. I really like both the broken line of the bank,
and the animated fish heads and tails which are somehow visible even when the bodies are hidden by
the water. The lack of a full outline around the scene tells us that this image was designed as a book
illustration (because the text of the book would create the 'frame' for the picture. An outline around
the image also keeps the paper from falling against the part of the block which is not meant to print,
and this function would be replaced by the type when this block was printed as part of a book.


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