The Professor and his Pupil
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Lithograph after a painting by John B. Burgess (1880), publ. in The Magazine of Art, Vol. V, 1882, p. 136.

"The Professor and his Pupil — a very pleasant work — brings us back into Spain, the Spain of Lazarillo de Tormes and the Gran Tacano. The old gentleman has lost himself in the geographical lesson which in the days of Spain's Colonial Empire formed so indispensable a part in the education of a young Spanish nobleman. He is peering upon the great globe as earnestly as if he were reading Peter Martyr and discoursing of the Admiral himself, or mapping out the victories of the mighty Marques del Valle. His pupil — some dukeling, with a score of splendid names to his tail — has little stomach for learning of any sort. He lounges in the great leathern chair, and cuddles his favourite hound. He would much prefer to be out and away, with hawk on wrist and spur on heel, a-pacing the beach, and looking for the wondrous galley and listening for the wondrous song he has read of in the ballad of Count Arnaldos. There are a great many English boys who will thoroughly agree with him."
(Wilfrid Meynell, The Modern School of Art, Vol. II, London 1887, p. 61).
Owner/Location: Unknown
Dates: 1882
Artist age:Approximately 53 years old.
Dimensions: Unknown
Medium: Lithograph
Entered by: Member fleurdelys on 06 September 2012.
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