Illustration for "Till Eulenspiegel"

Arthur Rackham British

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Rackham's nocturnal scene of riot was painted for a book of German fairy tales, "Der Märchenwald" published in Zurich and Leipzig in 1919. Nude sprites clutch the foot of a phantom who waves a sword and leads a girl astride a goat, a monk who rides a pig, and other wild figures. The group is surrounded by magical flames and cavorts beneath a waxing crescent moon.

Illustration for "Till Eulenspiegel", Arthur Rackham (British, London 1867–1939 Limpsfield, Surrey), Watercolor, pen and ink and gouache (bodycolor)

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