European Illustrations

 

34 works: 20 artists: 15 countries: spanning from 1863 to 1984

Images of mischievous satyrs, ethereal mermaids, and spell-casting witches in published tales of horror, adventure, and fantasy- from Don Quixote and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to works by Edgar Allan Poe and H.G. Wells.

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Ariel

Edmund Dulac (French 1882-1953) 1908 Watercolor, gouache and black ink on paper ~17 x 11" E.4.1 Full fathom five thy father lies; Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls that were his eyes: Nothing of him that doth fade Both doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange. Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell Burthen Ding-Dong Hark! now I hear them, --Ding-dong, bell. -Shakespeare, William. The Tempest, Act I Scene II v. 396

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