Saturday, 2 August 2008

Richard Doyle's Illustrations for 'The King of the Golden River, or the Black Brothers'

Doyle's illustrations for Ruskin's fairy tale create a fantastical environment teeming with life. I particularly like his depiction of the personified wind, featured in the frontispiece below, and Gluck, the dwarf, who first appears in the fourth illustration.

Here are all of Ruskin's illustrations for this curious little book, though only the frontispiece and title page are full-page illustrations. Those interested in the story itself can read it on Wikipedia.

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