- [top]: Detail from the etching (1566-1568) The Image Breakers by Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder.
- [center]: Illustration (1876) by Henry Holiday to the chapter The Barrister’s Dream in The Hunting of the Snark. C. L. Dodgson did not want Henry Holiday to depict the Snark in the illustrations to The Hunting of the Snark. But Holiday was allowed to let it appear veiled by its “gown, bands, and wig” in The Barrister’s Dream.
- [bottom]: From a concept draft by C. L. Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll). The original drawing was part of a lot consisting of an 1876 edition of The Hunting of the Snark and a letter (dated 1876-01-04) by Dodgson to Henry Holiday. The lot was auctioned by Doyle New York (Rare Books, Autographs & Photographs – Sale 13BP04 – Lot 553) offered in November 2013. The whole lot was sold for US$ 25000 (http://www.doylenewyork.com/asp/fullcatalogue.asp?salelot=13BP04+++553+&refno=++953647&image=2). In 2016 this lot seems to have been auctioned again. More from the lot: snrk.de/the-snark-is-a-tragedy
First C. L. Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) defined the concept [bottom], then Henry Holiday did the artwork (including the allusions to Gheeraert’s “head” [top]) and finally Joseph Swain cut the illustration [center] into a woodblock.
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Paper read at the Conference of the Church Association, held at St. Jamesʼs Hall, on the 14 th June, 1877: “[…] Here it is clearly laid down that the position at the North aide of the Table, looking South, and not the West side looking towards the East (viz., the Eastward position), is the most suitable and proper, and in accordance with the rubrical requirements. […]”
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2020-09-12, updated: 2022-02-21