• «L.C. forgot that "the Snark" is a tragedy and [should] on no account be made jovial.»

    Letter by C.L. Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) to Henry Holiday. The two lines at the bottom are by Henry Holiday. Source: www.pbagalleries.com/images/lot/1859/185 970_0.jpg in www.pbagalleries.com/view-auctions/catal og/id/384/lot/119222/Original-drawing-by…

  • Ditchley Snark

    The image shows Henry Holiday's illustration (1876) to the front cover of Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark compared to a grey shaded reproduction of the Ditchley Portrait (a gift from Sir Henry Lee to Queen Elizabeth I, c. 1592) by Marcus Gheeraer…

  • IT WAS A BOOJUM

    [left]: Henry Holiday's back cover illustration (1876) to Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark. [right]: Allegorical English School painting (ca. 1610, redrawn and rearranged: 2013) of Queen Elizabeth I at Old Age with allegory of Death and Father Ti…


  • The Bellman and Father Time

    Henry Holiday's depiction of the Bellman in fhe front cover illustration to Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark and Father Time from an allegorical English School painting (ca. 1610) depicting Queen Elizabeth I at Old Age. That which hath made the…

  • The Vanishing of Thomas Cranmer

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  • Gnarly Monstrance

    From his eeriest illustration to The Hunting of the Snark, Henry Holiday alluded to an monstrance-like simulacrum in John Martin's The Bard. [left] Henry Holiday: Illustration (1876) to chapter The Vanishing in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark,…


  • John Martin - The Bard

    recto, unframed deliver.odai.yale.edu/content/id/594cf82 8-e6b8-4ec4-bf14-cac45880305d/format/3 ===================== John Martin: The Bard ca. 1817 Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/R ecord/16…

  • Bard and Bellman

    [left] John Martin: The Bard (ca. 1817), detail [right] Henry Holiday: Illustration (1876) to chapter The Beaver's Lesson in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark, detail

  • Bellman & Bard

    [main image]: John Martin: The Bard (ca. 1817), by GIMP: contrast enhanced in the rock area & light areas delated. [inset] Henry Holiday: Illustration (1876) to chapter The Beaver's Lesson in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark, detail In…


  • Bellman & Bard after retinex filtering

    [main image]: John Martin: The Bard (ca. 1817), by GIMP: contrast enhanced in the rock area & light areas delated & (most of) color removed & retinex filtering [upper inset]: Detail from preperatory draft for Henry Holiday's illustration (1876) to chapt…

  • Weeds turned Horses (BW)

    Dithered B&W graphics, optimized fpr printing: 105 x 82 mm at 1200 dpi or 210 x 164 mm at 600 dpi (1) Henry Holiday: "The Vanishing" Illustration to Lewis Carroll's "The Hunting of the Snark" (1876), lower half (2) John Martin: "The Bard" (detail) comm…

  • Weeds turned Horses

    (1) Henry Holiday: "The Vanishing" Illustration to Lewis Carroll's "The Hunting of the Snark" (1876), lower half (2) John Martin: "The Bard" (detail) commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Mar tin_-_The_Bard_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg ca. 1817 Yale Center…


  • Herbs & Horses

    [left]: Henry Holiday: The Vanishing (detail from lower left side) Illustration to Lewis Carroll's "The Hunting of the Snark" (1876) [right]: John Martin: The Bard (retinex filtered and vectorized detail from lower left side) commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F…

  • Monster Feet

    (1) John Martin: The Bard ca. 1817 Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/R ecord/1671616 (2) Inset: A monster from Henry Holiday's illustration to the chapter "The Beaver's Lesson" in Lewis Carroll's…

  • The Monster in the Branches

    2014-01-26: I like this allusion by Henry Holiday in one of his illustrations to Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark to a little detail in John Martin's The Bard so much, that I made yet another assemblage. Color image: John Martin: The Bard, now…


  • Monster Nose

    Color image: John Martin: lower segment of The Bard, now in the Yale Center for British Art Large black&white inlay: [left]: John Martin: Detail from The Bard (ca. 1817) [right, mirror view]: Henry Holiday: From Illustration (1876) to chapter The Beaver'…

  • The Snark in your Dreams

    The lower image is the only Snark illustration by Henry Holiday which shows the Snark. However, in this case the beast appeared in The Barrister's dream. Therefore it is just a Dream Snark. [top]: Detail from the etching (1566-1568) The Image Breakers by…

  • Dream Snarks

    [top]: Detail from the etching (1566-1568) The Image Breakers by Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder. [center]: Detail from the illustration (1876) by Henry Holiday to The Hunting of the Snark. C. L. Dodgson did not want Henry Holiday to depict the Snark in the…


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