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1874 Wood Engraving Edward K Johnson Art Children Syllabub Food Victorian YTG7

1874 Wood Engraving Edward K Johnson Art Children Syllabub Food Victorian YTG7

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"The Children's Treat of Syllabub"

This is an original 1874 black and white double-page in-text wood engraving of a drawing by Edward Killingworth Johnson (1825-1896) that portrays a mother treating her children to the traditional English sweet dish called Syllabub, (or solybubbe, sullabub, etc). The dish is made of a mixture of milk, wine, and cider, and is then sweetened or flavored to taste.


This 139+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Light surface rub - bottom right corner. Please note: There is printing on the verso. There is an original center crease.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 19.5 x 14.5 inches; 50 x 37 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to present a collection of wood engravings from The Graphic, 1874, of the people, places, and events of Victorian era England and world, including the wedding of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh to Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna, the Third Anglo-Ashanti War, and scenes from the American "Wild West". To continue browsing this interesting collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!

This piece was illustrated by Johnson, Edward Killingworth. Artist initials in print - bottom right of image.

Keywords specific to this image: Kids, Portrait

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