Noseflip

Pictorial allusion by Henry Holiday to an etching by Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder in an illustration to Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark. Joseph Swain was the woodblock engraver.

(Firefox bug: When the GIF video is uploaded to Twitter or Facebook, both convert it into a GIF which isn’t rendered properly anymore in Firefox on Linux. Firefox on MS Windows doesn’t have this issue. Chrome has no issue at all with the converted GIFs.)

  • [left]: The Banker after his encounter with the Bandersnatch, depicted in Henry Holiday’s illustration (woodcut by Joseph Swain) to the chapter The Banker’s Fate in Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark.
  • [right]: a slightly horizontally compressed rendering of The Imagebreakers (1566-1568, aka Allegory of Iconoclasm), an etching by Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder.

 

more
 

2020-04-12