Snarked Beagle

1834-04-16, HMS Beagle laid ashore at Tierra del Fuego, Santa Cruz river, 50.1125°S and 68.3917°W. The poster is a PDF file which contains a vectorized image. You can use it for big posters. All fans of Charles Darwin will enjoy it. PRINTER TROUBLE: I found out that the image in the PDF file cannot be … Continue reading “Snarked Beagle”

The Bandersnatch fled
as the others appeared

509    The Bandersnatch fled as the others appeared 510        Led on by that fear-stricken yell: 511    And the Bellman remarked “It is just as I feared!” 512        And solemnly tolled on his bell. ※ Lewis Carroll (text) and Henry Holiday (illustration) ※ Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder ※ … Continue reading “The Bandersnatch fled
as the others appeared”

Face Change

In an early draft to the illustration The Crew on Deck in Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark, the illustrator Henry Holiday gave the Bellman a different face than the one which the Bellman had in the final illustration. Henry Holiday didn’t discard the original face. He moved that round faced character (an Oxford … Continue reading “Face Change”


In The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1872), Charles Darwin showed an engraving (Fig. 21) based a photo by Benjamin Duchenne. The photo was meant to depict the facial expression for “Terror”. On the left side you see a detail from Henry Holiday’s illustration to the chapter The Banker’s Fate in Lewis … Continue reading “Terror”

Cracks in the Varnish

This is a side-by-side comparison of an unfinished portrait (mirror view) of Sir Henry Lee by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger to one of Henry Holiday’s various depictions of the Bellman in Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark. There are several different depictions of The Bellman which Henry Holiday contributed to Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting … Continue reading “Cracks in the Varnish”

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