November, 1894, Page: 59
Image Dimensions: 17 x 10.2 cms
Page Dimensions: 32 x 25.5 cms
Title: Winter reigneth o’er the land and Finis
Inscription: 2 drawings, pen and ink on paper, 17 x 10.2 cm, attached to page, inscribed top “WINTER REIGN’TH OER[sic] THE LAND. / DECR. / 1893; and tailpiece, pen and ink on paper, 5.8 x 5.8 cm, inscribed left “FINIS” and signed and dated bottom “1894 J. M. AITKEN.”
Material: Pen and ink
Commentary: The two illustrations, both containing a female figure and tree motifs, seem to be related. The umbrellalike plant forms in both drawings possibly represent fir trees: covered in snow in the top illustration, which was probably prepared for the Autumn 1893 number. The lower illustration, with its depiction of wind, represents Autumn rather than winter.