Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Arthur Rackham: The Sleeping Beauty with a Drawing of Merlin

Arthur Rackham's illustrations for The Sleeping Beauty (1920) by C. S. Evans are mostly executed in silhouette, but a souvenir drawing of the character Merlin dated Christmas 1920 and laid into a first edition of the book is decidedly not. Merlin, his facial expression visible, is shown intently thumbing through one of his "books of magic lore."
Arthur Rackham
Signed and dated Christmas 1920

Arthur Rackham
AbeBooks Listing Retrieved December 14, 2018


Note:  Books by Arthur Rackham containing original drawings are somewhat scarce and always worth a look. Please send along scans or photographs of whatever you can conjure through magic lore.


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