Wednesday, April 02, 2008

The Charm of Richard Doyle's Art

Moonlight Rider
Butterfly Chariot
Asleep in the Moonlight (click image for larger view)
The Fairy Tree (click image for larger view)
Richard Doyle designed the the famous cover of Punch Magazine that was used between 1849 to 1956. He started working for Punch in 1842 when he was only 19 years old. In 1851, he illustrated Ruskin's The King of the Golden River. Art Magick has a slide show of Doyle's illustrations (mostly fairies) and an explanation of each picture. I think they are beautifully rendered, completely charming and highly imaginative. Follow the link:
Art Magick

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Mike said...

According to your math, that would have made him 128 in 1951 when he did the King of the Golden River. Maybe they just used his illustration.


Amy Crehore said...

Oops...typo! I meant 1851.
Must have gotten confused. :)