My 1st Snark Trophy

I entered the Snark hunting grounds in December 2008. could give you an idea where I was in 2010. Illustrations by Henry Holiday (from The Hunting of the Snark, 1876) and Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder (Allegory of Iconoclasts, aka The Image Breakers, around 1567): In the “mouth” of Gheeraerts’ “head” a praying priest is … Continue reading “My 1st Snark Trophy”

Hell Mouth

I think that an illustration by Henry Holiday to The Hunting of the Snark contains a reference to the print The Image Breakers by Marcus Gheeraerts the elder. And this print again the elder couls contain a referance to the depiction of the “hell mouth”shown below. Les Visions du chevalier Tondal Detail from Title … Continue reading “Hell Mouth”

The Bard

[main image]: John Martin, The Bard (ca. 1817); by GIMP: contrast enhanced in the rock area & light areas delated. [inset]: Henry Holiday (engraver: Joseph Swain), Illustration (1876) to the chapter The Beaver’s Lesson in Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark, detail [upper inset in the mostly grey shaded image]: Detail from preperatory draft … Continue reading “The Bard”


On the right side of the side-by-side comparison shown above you see a pattern from an illustration (see also right side of the comparison image shown below) by Henry Holiday (and Joseph Swain) to the chapter The Vanishing in Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark (1876). On the left side you see a segment … Continue reading “Crucifix”