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Arthur Rackham's Illustration to Washington Irving's  Rip Van Winkle Arthur Rackham at Art Passions

sisterspock: “ liquidnight: “His children were as ragged and wild as if they belonged to nobody.” Washington Irving, “Rip Van Winkle” Illustration by Arthur Rackham, 1905 ”

Arthur Rackham (1867-1939)

'Undine' is a fairy-tale novella, written by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué. It is beautifully illustrated throughout, in full-colour, by Arthur Rackham.

As he moves slowly away, Wotan turns and looks sorrowfully back at Brünnhilde.    Arthur Rackham, from The Rhinegold & the Valkyrie, by Richard Wagner, London, New York, 1910.

As he moves slowly away, Wotan turns and looks sorrowfully back at Brunnhilde, illustration from The Rhinegold and the Valkyrie, 1910 reproduction by Arthur Rackham

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Arthur Rackham - Hawthorne tree - A Wonder Book by Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1922 (Garden City)

Undine (1919) Illustrations by Arthur RackhamHe could see Undine beneath the crystal vault

Arthur Rackham - He could see Undine beneath the crystal vault - Undine by de la Motte Fouqué, 1909

Rackham. Corvidae / Carrion / Hooded Crow / Raven. Crows are remarkably intelligent, kind birds who look after their elderly parents. They make a variety of calls (kowws / eh-aw) and can hear sound frequencies lower than humans. Have been known to imitate human voice. Amazing use of tools such as knives cut from stiff leaves. Eat toads - c.f Witches nest.

The Twa Corbies - Arthur Rackham - “Some British Ballads” - 1919

Elves In A Wood Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Arthur Rackham

Rackham, Arthur - Elves In A Wood Painting - Elves In A Wood Fine Art Print. What an amazing artist he was.

Frontispiece - Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by J. M. Barrie, 1912

Arthur Rackham, "Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens". There's a lovely statue of Peter Pan tucked away in Kensington Gardens, London.one of my favourite places to visit.

"The Two Sisters" Arthur Rackham for Flora Annie Steel's English Folk Tales 1918

Have you seen my naughty little maid?": illustration for 'The Two Sisters' from 'English Fairy Tales' (artwork by Arthur Rackham)

Som say, no evil thing that walks by night / In fog, or fire, by lake or moorish fen,... “Comus” (1921) illustrated by Arthur Rackham

Some say no evil thing that walks by night In fog, or fire, by lake or moorish fen, Blew leager hag or stubborn unlaid ghost That breaks its magic chains at curfeu time; No goblin, or swart faery of.

A Rackham 1914 Imagina

Art of Narrative: Arthur Rackham ~ Imagina ~ Mermaids & Faerie Folk ~ 1914