The Magazine

April, 1894, Page: 11

Image Dimensions: 12.3 x 5.4 cms

Page Dimensions: 31.8 x 25.6 cms


Title: Night

Date: 1894

Inscription: Etching, 12.3 x 5.4 cm, on paper 21.4 x 13.1 cm attached to page, inscribed bottom “NIGHT” signed on plate bottom right “D. Y. Cameron – ” and signed beneath on right in pencil “D. Y Cameron.”

Keywords: bats; symbolism; night; figures

Material: Etching

Commentary: The onset of night is personified by the dark figure which dominates the composition, standing against a setting sun, whose light reveals the silhouettes of bats. Cameron, who had taken up etching in 1887, had established an international reputation in the medium by this time.