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Posted on 09/01/2014


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John Martin's Bard and Henry Holiday's Snark Illustrations

John Martin's Bard and Henry Holiday's Snark Illustrations
top left: John Martin, The Bard (1817).

top right: John Martin, The Bard modified using GIMP, Retinex: Scale=160, ScaleDivision=6, Dynamic=2.5

bottom left: Illustration (1876) by Henry Holiday to Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark, Fit 8. Changes: GIMP "delate" applied in order to yield a less darker printing.

bottom right: Illustration (1876) by Henry Holiday to Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark, Fit 5


4800 px × 6500 px
20.3 cm × 27.5 cm (@ 600 dpi)

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John Martin: The Bard
ca. 1817

Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1671616:
"Based on a Thomas Gray poem, inspired by a Welsh tradition that said that Edward I had put to death any bards he found, to extinguish Welsh culture; the poem depicts the escape of a single bard.

In mydailyartdisplay.wordpress.com/the-bard-by-john-martin, "Jonathan" connects the painting to the poem The Bard written by by Thomas Gray in 1755:
· · ...
· · On a rock, whose haughty brow
· · Frowns o'er cold Conway's foaming flood,
· · Robed in the sable garb of woe
· · With haggard eyes the Poet stood;
· · ...
· · "Enough for me: with joy I see
· · The diff'rent doom our fates assign.
· · Be thine Despair and sceptred Care;
· · To triumph and to die are mine."
· · He spoke, and headlong from the mountain's height
· · Deep in the roaring tide he plunged to endless night.
· · ...

The poem and the painting may have been an inspiration to Lewis Carroll and Henry Holiday in The Hunting of the Snark:
· · 545· · Erect and sublime, for one moment of time.
· · 546· · · · In the next, that wild figure they saw
· · 547· · (As if stung by a spasm) plunge into a chasm,
· · 548· · · · While they waited and listened in awe.

Bellman & Bard for B&W printing


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