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Allegory of Iconoclasm
Lewis Carroll
The Hunting of the Snark
Henry Holiday
Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder
juvenile books
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A Nose Job

A Nose Job
[left]: a segment of Henry Holiday's illustration to The Banker's Fate (after his encounter with the Bandersnatch) in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark (1876) and
[right]: a horizontally compressed segment of The Image Breakers (1566-1568), an etching by Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder. The resemblance of the "noses" is obvious once you mirror the nose in this image about a horizontal axis.

Reinterpratation of shapes (examples):
The segment of the spectacle frame is less obvious. Blurr the corresponding segment in Gheeraert's etching and you understand how Henry Holiday worked here (blue box). Another segment of the spectacle frame additionally has been black&white inverted (green box).
A cross(?) in Gheeraert's etching turns into a rectangular nostril. Holiday kept it rectangular in his illustration (yellow box).

 Götz Kluge
Götz Kluge club
Two Noses

Heads by Henry Holiday and Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder

The Bandersnatch fled as the others appeared
9 years ago. Edited 7 years ago.

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