The Jolly Corner

Peter Milton (b. 1930)
Chapter II, Plate 7 from the portfolio, The Jolly Corner, 1971
Etching with aquatint on wove paper
9-5/8” x 14-5/8”
Ewers Gift for Fine Arts Fund Purchase

(October 23-December 14, 2003)

First published in 1908, The Jolly Corner, a psychological mystery by Henry James (1843–1916), received a new treatment in 1971 through the work of master etcher and engraver Peter Milton (born 1930). In this edition, Milton has created a suite of twenty-one etchings with aquatint in his characteristic manner, where the illusion of space is created and, at the same time, altered. Milton’s images are descriptive, yet contain elements of this dream world and parallel reality that are hidden within the house and the characters of The Jolly Corner.