Dance with the Devil - Fantasy and Legend Art Print
An eerie dance brought to life by Arthur Rackham! This captivating scene, titled A Grand Pas de Deux, graced the pages of The Ingoldsby Legends, a collection of myths, legends, ghost stories, and poetry inspired by oral traditions. The tales were penned under the pseudonym Thomas Ingoldsby, concealing the true identity of the author, English clergyman Richard Harris Barham, who first published them in 1837. These stories gained popularity within Victorian and fin-de-siècle (end of the century) society. Rackham's hauntingly beautiful illustration in the 1898 and 1907 editions of this work is just one example of his masterful contributions to literature. See our entire Fantasy & Legend Collection!
Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) stands as a celebrated British illustrator known for his intricate and somewhat eerie pen and ink drawings expertly combined with watercolors. This unique technique, born during his early career as a journalistic illustrator, set him apart. Hailing from London, Rackham nurtured his artistic talents at the Lambeth School of Art, establishing a solid foundation for his illustrious journey. Thriving during the Golden Age of Illustration, Rackham's work found a welcoming audience in a time when beautifully illustrated books were highly sought-after, especially as cherished Christmas gifts. His captivating illustrations graced the pages of both deluxe limited editions, often vellum-bound and signed, as well as more accessible trade editions. Among his impressive portfolio are iconic renditions of timeless classics like The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (1900), Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle (1905), and J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (1906). Arthur Rackham's enduring legacy lies in his profound impact on the realm of fantasy illustration, a legacy that continues to enchant readers and inspire countless artists and illustrators in generations to come.
Our prints are suitable for framing or can be used as is for wall display.
This product was custom designed and created at our location in Seattle.
11" x 14", Bagged with Backer Board