Wild Figure

The contemporary Snark illustrator Mahendra Singh on Henry Holiday’s Snark illustrations:

[…] His picture of the Beaver doing its math problem inspired me to treat that entire Fit the Fifth as a long variation upon the Temptation of St. Anthony, especially the version by Bosch. Holiday really nailed that one. I have to confess that Flaubert’s version is a favorite book of mine and I tried to give this part of the Snark the same baroque, over the top feeling of deranged pagan vs. Christian imagery. […]

(Bosch’s Temptation of St. Anthony: Painting, Tryptich)


2017-09-13, update: 2018-07-02