From Doré's Root to Holiday's Rat

Gustave Doré



Doré (1863), Holiday (1876), Doré (1866)

=== Henry Holiday's Allusions === The comparison shows illustrations [right side] by Gustave Doré (to John Milton's Paradise Lost , Book VI, 1866), [left side] Plate I of Gustave Doré's illustrations to chapter 1 in Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote (1863 edition) and [center] by Henry Holiday (to The Hunting of the Snark , 1876). Probably also this applies: Doré (1863) -> Doré (1866). Why shouldn't a prolific artist re-use his own work? See also: www.academia.edu/9920080/Henry_Holiday_and_Gustave_Dor%C3%A9_borrowing_from_Gustave_Dor%C3%A9 === Safety at the Workplace === The story how I run into The Hunting of the Snark" is has been moved to this image: www.ipernity.com/doc/goetzkluge/34431511

Paradise Lost and the Beaver's Lesson

The comparison shows illustrations [left side] by Gustave Doré (to John Milton's Paradise Lost , Book VI, 1866 and [center] by Henry Holiday (to The Hunting of the Snark , 1876).

From Doré's Root to Holiday's Rat

Details from illustrations [left]: by Gustave Doré (to John Milton's Paradise Lost , Book VI, 1866) and [right]: by Henry Holiday (to The Hunting of the Snark , 1876) . Here Henry Holiday played with zoomorphism and turned what could be parts of a root into a (naughty) winged rat. i am not sure whether Doré's hatching of the "nose" and the "paw" is part of a joke already by Doré in that otherwise quite hellish scenario.

From Doré's Root to Holiday's Rat

Segments from illustrations [left]: by Gustave Doré (to John Milton's Paradise Lost , Book VI, 1866) and [right]: by Henry Holiday (to The Hunting of the Snark , 1876) . Here Henry Holiday played with zoomorphism and turned what could be parts of a root into a (naughty) winged rat. i am not sure whether Doré's hatching of the "nose" and the "paw" is part of a joke already by Doré in that otherwise quite hellish scenario.

6 Sources to the Beaver's Lesson

Henry Holiday, Gustave Doré (2x) , Lewis Carroll (mirror view), Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (mirror view), John Martin , Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder (I am not so sure about Henry Holiday's allusion to the image on the lower right side by Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder.)

Surrounded by Monsters

Gustave Doré: Don Qixote (1863) Matthias Grünewald: The Temptation of St. Anthony (c. 1512-1516) Henry Holiday: The Beaver's Lesson (in The Hunting of the Snark , 1876)