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'So haunted at moonlight' 1902

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This drawing harks back to the origins of Halloween - Samhain - and shows that even at the turn of the 20th century, those roots were still a part of our culture. Illustration shows a young dryad ( ... show more

This drawing harks back to the origins of Halloween - Samhain - and shows that even at the turn of the 20th century, those roots were still a part of our culture.

Illustration shows a young dryad (or wood nymph) balanced in treetop branches among a bat, owl and insects.

So haunted at moonlight with bat and owl and ghostly moth --
1 drawing on illustration board : charcoal.
Illustration shows a young dryad (or wood nymph) balanced in treetop branches among a bat, owl and insects. The story "Our Tree Top Library" explores aspects of nature at night, when everything hidden comes out to investigate, and the silent peace of those who coexist in the woods is no longer interrupted by the mundane concerns of everyday.
  • No accession number.
  • Gift; Mrs. Henry H. Bonnell.
  • Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).
  • Published in: "Our Tree-top Library" by Richard Le Gallienne, Harper's magazine, 104:541 (March 1902).
  • Exhibited in A Petal from the Rose: Illustrations by Elizabeth Shippen Green, Swann Gallery, Library of Congress, June 28 - September 29, 2001; The Red Rose Girls: An uncommon story of art and love, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA, 2003-2004.
  • Cabinet of American Illustration
  • Supernatural.
  • Trees.
  • Women.
  • Drawings.
  • Periodical illustrations.
Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress)
Elliott, Elizabeth Shippen Green, artist
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