- [left]: Henry Holiday’s illustration (1876) to the front cover of Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark
- [right]: A grey shaded reproduction of the Ditchley Portrait (a gift from Sir Henry Lee to Queen Elizabeth I, c. 1592) by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger.
John Tufail’s The Illuminated Snark lead me to this comparison. He interpreted the starry night sky in the Snark front cover illustration as a map. And I already found out, that Holiday alluded to artwork by Marcus Gheeraerts (the younger and the elder). So I searched for a Gheeraerts painting with a map. That guided me to the Ditchley Portrait.
- [left]: Henry Holiday’s back cover illustration (1876) to Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark.
- [right]: Rearranged allegorical English School painting (by an anonymous artist, ca. 1610) of Queen Elizabeth I at Old Age with allegory of Death and Father Time.
(Location of original painting: Corsham Court, EAN-Number: 4050356835081)
www.corsham-court.co.uk/Pictures/Commentary.html says: “This portrait of Elizabeth I illustrates the difficulties she encountered during her troubled reign. For example, conflict between Protestants and Catholics was rife and the re-drafting of the Book of Common Prayer (held in her left hand, here – in mirror view – in the right hand) was a sensitive issue of the time.”
Changes to lower segment: mirror view