- [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 original 1876 1st edition of the book)
- [right]: a slightly horizontally compressed rendering of The Imagebreakers (1566-1568) aka Allegory of Iconoclasm, an etching by Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder (British Museum, Dept. of Print and Drawings, 19220.127.116.11. (See also Edward Hodnett: Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder, Utrecht 1971, pp. 25-29.)
Henry Holiday flipped the “nose” of Gheeraert’s “head” before using it as the Banker’s nose in his pictorial allusion to Gheeraerts’ etching. Probably not intended by Gheeraets but discovered by Holiday: Flipping the nose yields a different nose with a different shape.
It took me two years (and too many colorful markers, some of them perhaps more questionable than I thought in 2009) before I noticed Henry Holiday’s nose flip.