William Mote

British, b.1803, d.1871


  • Engraving
  • Sir Joseph Kinsey bequest
  • 192 x 152mm
  • 78/118

This print appeared in the 1850 edition of 'Fisher's Drawing Room Scrap-Book', by Charles Mackay, an anthology of poetry. The poem accompanying this print, enetitled 'Education, or the building of a house', begins:

I have a wondrous house to build A dwelling humble yet divine; A lowly cottage to be fill'd With all the jewels of the mine. How shall I build it strong and fair? This noble house, this lodging rare, So small and modest, yet so great? How shall I fill its chambers bare With use - with ornament - with state?