Götz Kluge

Götz Kluge

Posted on 12/14/2014

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Heads by Henry Holiday and Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder

Heads by Henry Holiday and Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder
513 · · He was black in the face, and they scarcely could trace
514 · · · · The least likeness to what he had been:
515 · · While so great was his fright that his waistcoat turned white-
516 · · · · A wonderful thing to be seen!

This is probably one of the strongest examples for resemblances between graphical elements in Henry Holiday's illustrations (1876, cut by Joseph Swain) and graphical elements in another image. Sometimes Holiday mirrored his pictorial quotes: Here Holiday vertically flipped the "nose" of Gheeraert's "head". I flipped it back.

A Nose Job

Two Noses

As for the image on the top of this page:

[left]: The Banker after his encounter with the Bandersnatch, depicted in Henry Holiday's illustration (woodcut by Joseph Swain for block printing) to the chapter "The Banker's Fate" in Lewis Carroll's "The Hunting of the Snark" (scanned from an 1876 edition of the book)

[right]: a redrawn and horizontally compressed and reproduction of "The Image Breakers" (1566-1568) aka "Allegory of Iconoclasm", an etching by Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder (British Museum, Dept. of Print and Drawings, 1933.1.1..3, see also Edward Hodnett: Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder, Utrecht 1971, pp. 25-29). Also I flipped the "nose" vertically.

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6 comments - The latest ones
Götz Kluge
Götz Kluge
The Bankers Fate
1st comparison: 2009-01-07
3 years ago.
Götz Kluge
Götz Kluge
The Bandersnatch fled as the others appeared
3 years ago.
Götz Kluge
Götz Kluge
Inspiration from another source:
Two Bone Players
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Götz Kluge
Götz Kluge
Inspiration to other Snark illustrations:

Holiday and Gheeraerts I

Bonnet Head
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Götz Kluge
Götz Kluge
The "head" inspires contemporary artists too:
The Paul Juraszek Monolith (by Marcus Wills, 2006)
The Paul Juraszek Monolith (by Marcus Wills, 2006)
3 years ago.