chapter  6
‘Fleshing out’ Time: Ford Madox Brown and the Dalziels’ Bible Gallery Laura MacCulloch
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From the early 1860s Ford Madox Brown (1821-1893) and a number of other artists including William Holman Hunt (1827-1910), Frederick Sandys (18291904) and Simeon Solomon (1840-1905) were approached by the Dalziel Brothers to produce designs for an illustrated Bible. The Dalziels were the largest firm of wood-engravers in London in the mid-nineteenth century and were known for the high quality of their work. They were employed by publishers to engrave illustrations for journals and books, including the Moxon Tennyson (1857), but they also instigated their own volumes, notably the Dalziels’ Arabian Nights’ Entertainment (1865) and the Dalziels’ Illustrated Goldsmith (1865).