Boy makes shadow picture on a wall

#Picture Number CHL99

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Victorian illustration to download showing a young boy making a shadow picture on a wall to entertain a younger boy. By moving his hands and fingers he has made a picture of an animal. The younger boy is fascinated. They are sitting in a carpenter’s workshop: wood shavings lie on the floor, in the background is a workbench, mallet and plane, and in the foreground a bag of tools. This illustration was engraved from ‘The Shadow on the Wall’, a painting by Thomas Edward Roberts (1820-1901), exhibited in 1860.