A Sketch from Nature

John Lucas Tupper

General Description

Date: 1849
Rhyme: irregular
Meter: irregular iambic and anapaestic
Genre: lyric


◦ Coombs, James, ed. A Pre-Raphaelite Friendship: The Correspondence of William Holman Hunt and John Lucas Tupper (Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Research Press, 1986).

Scholarly Commentary


The poem is by John Lucas Tupper, whose verse WMR admired greatly—far more than his critical prose. This work's attention to an unmoralized natural detail marks its Pre-Raphaelite character.

WMR edited a collection on Tupper's poems after his death (Poems of the Late John Lucas Tupper (1897). He omitted this poem because it had already been published.

Printing History

First printed in The Germ no. 1, page 47.

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