'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 (or wood nymph) balanced in treetop branches among a bat, owl and insects.

Part of the U.S. Library of Congress's Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

Elliott, Elizabeth Shippen Green, artist
  • Drawings.
  • Periodical illustrations.
  • 1 drawing on illustration board : charcoal.
  • 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.

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