Richard Doyle (1824-1883), “Dreams of fairies and mythical creatures”

This leaf is from one of Richard Doyle’s nonsense sketchbooks. There are three recorded similar nonsense sketchbooks which were sold after his death: there are now in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Another eight leaves are known, now in an institutional collection, which are similar to this present sheet and all are watermarked 1843.

(Sotheby’s, 1997 “Realms of the Mind: British Fantasy Art and Illustration”)


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