And he bounded away, like a football at play, Till into the bottomless pit he fell slap, Knocking Mammon the meagre o'er pursy Belphegor, And Lucifer into Beelzebub's lap.
From The Ingoldsby Legends, 1907.
Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) is one of the few illustrators as skillful at showing us the visible world as the realms and inhabitants of the imagination.
Rackham's fairies are superbly beautiful, but he also pictures magnificently creatures that no one has ever seen, at least not outside of dreams and nightmares. His animate trees are undeniably real, albeit not something to be met with on a dark night, but many of his other visions show us beings and things we cannot place or define.
Our greeting cards are custom printed at our location in Seattle, WA. They come bagged with an envelope. We love illustration art from old children's books and early, printed ephemera. These cards reflect this interest in bringing delightful art back to life.
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