1.  A Poor House, 1869, by Gustave Doré, prolific French illustrator and painter, 1832-1883.
 Doré was accused of inventing scenes, but the wretched interior echoes contemporary engravings of London’s lowliest lodging houses and long-suffering clientele. Copyright and commentary by the Museum of London and supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation.
 This painting also appeared on thorsteinulf on Tumblr.  

     A Poor House, 1869, by Gustave Doré, prolific French illustrator and painter, 1832-1883.

     Doré was accused of inventing scenes, but the wretched interior echoes contemporary engravings of London’s lowliest lodging houses and long-suffering clientele. Copyright and commentary by the Museum of London and supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation.

     This painting also appeared on thorsteinulf on Tumblr.  

  2.  Illustration by Charles Altamont Doyle, Scottish-born British artist, 1832-1893, for his son, Arthur Conan Doyle’s first Sherlock Holmes story, A Study in Scarlet. This illustration appeared in the first edition of Arthur Conan’s book.
 C.A. Doyle suffered from depression and alcoholism and developed epileptic seizures for which there was no medicine and no cure. He died of a severe seizure in 1893.  

     Illustration by Charles Altamont Doyle, Scottish-born British artist, 1832-1893, for his son, Arthur Conan Doyle’s first Sherlock Holmes story, A Study in Scarlet. This illustration appeared in the first edition of Arthur Conan’s book.

     C.A. Doyle suffered from depression and alcoholism and developed epileptic seizures for which there was no medicine and no cure. He died of a severe seizure in 1893.  

  3.  The Devil upon Two Sticks, exhibited 1844 oil on canvas by Augustus Leopold Egg, British, 1816-1863.
  This Spanish satire about the follies and vices of men was writtn by A.R. LeSage. Tate Britain.
 Patricio, seated, spent his day chasing the two women and wanting to seduce Luisita, standing at the right. He studies the expensive bill and the women give him the slip. Patricio, ashamed of being fooled, returns home — to his wife.

     The Devil upon Two Sticks, exhibited 1844 oil on canvas by Augustus Leopold Egg, British, 1816-1863.

      This Spanish satire about the follies and vices of men was writtn by A.R. LeSage. Tate Britain.

     Patricio, seated, spent his day chasing the two women and wanting to seduce Luisita, standing at the right. He studies the expensive bill and the women give him the slip. Patricio, ashamed of being fooled, returns home — to his wife.

  4. centuries-and-continents:

Charles le Brun c. 1685
Fall of the Rebel Angels

(Note: Le Brun,1619-1690, was a French painter and art theorist dominate in 17th century. This oil on canvas is in the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, Dijon, France. — shadesandshadows)

    centuries-and-continents:

    Charles le Brun c. 1685

    Fall of the Rebel Angels

    (Note: Le Brun,1619-1690, was a French painter and art theorist dominate in 17th century. This oil on canvas is in the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, Dijon, France. — shadesandshadows)

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  5.  The Woman in White, gouache on paper, a life-sized poster illustration by Frederick Walker for Wilkie Collins’s play from his novel.
  Walker, 1840-1875, was British and this is one of the first examples of a fine artist undertaking advertising. The play opened at the Olympic Theater in London in October 1871. A woodcut of the same image may be found on shadesandshadows.

     The Woman in White, gouache on paper, a life-sized poster illustration by Frederick Walker for Wilkie Collins’s play from his novel.

      Walker, 1840-1875, was British and this is one of the first examples of a fine artist undertaking advertising. The play opened at the Olympic Theater in London in October 1871. A woodcut of the same image may be found on shadesandshadows.

  6.  Book of Job in Die Bucher Der Bibel (Books of the Bible), 1912, by Ephraim Moses Lilien, Jewish, 1874-1925.
  Lilien was an art nouveau illustrator and printmaker. He is sometimes called the “first Zionist artist.”
  The scene depicts a Dybbuk which, in Yiddish folklore, is an evil spirit which clings to a person. The story has a long history of two men who vow to marry their children together. When the vow is broken, it unleashes a curse and leads to spirit possession of the young woman.
 The Dybbuk became a rare Yiddish cinema ghost story and, sadly, most of the cast died in Nazi death camps. The 1937 film was by Polish writer Michael Waszynski.

     Book of Job in Die Bucher Der Bibel (Books of the Bible), 1912, by Ephraim Moses Lilien, Jewish, 1874-1925.

      Lilien was an art nouveau illustrator and printmaker. He is sometimes called the “first Zionist artist.”

      The scene depicts a Dybbuk which, in Yiddish folklore, is an evil spirit which clings to a person. The story has a long history of two men who vow to marry their children together. When the vow is broken, it unleashes a curse and leads to spirit possession of the young woman.

     The Dybbuk became a rare Yiddish cinema ghost story and, sadly, most of the cast died in Nazi death camps. The 1937 film was by Polish writer Michael Waszynski.

  7.   The Mourning of Pallas by French artist Anne-Louis Girodet Trioson, 1767-1824.
  The illustration is in pen and brown ink brush with gray and brown wash heightened with white. It is for Book Eleven of The Aeneid and features Aeneas and Lulus mourning Pallas who was killed by the Trojans in battle.
 Acoetës, who had warned of the Trojan Horse, leans over Pallas in mourning while Aeneas comforts Pallas’s son Lulus.
 The illustration is in the Elisha Whittlelsey Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, USA.

      The Mourning of Pallas by French artist Anne-Louis Girodet Trioson, 1767-1824.

      The illustration is in pen and brown ink brush with gray and brown wash heightened with white. It is for Book Eleven of The Aeneid and features Aeneas and Lulus mourning Pallas who was killed by the Trojans in battle.

     Acoetës, who had warned of the Trojan Horse, leans over Pallas in mourning while Aeneas comforts Pallas’s son Lulus.

     The illustration is in the Elisha Whittlelsey Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, USA.

  8.  The Plague in Rome also called Blessing the City, 1869, oil on canvas by Jules-Élie Delauney, French academic painter, 1828-1891.
  Delauney painted frescoes at the church of St. Nicholas at Nantes, panels of Apollo, Orpheus and Amphion at the Paris Opera House and 12 paintings for the Council of State at the Palais Royal. His greatest popularity came with the painting above and with his portraits.

     The Plague in Rome also called Blessing the City, 1869, oil on canvas by Jules-Élie Delauney, French academic painter, 1828-1891.

      Delauney painted frescoes at the church of St. Nicholas at Nantes, panels of Apollo, Orpheus and Amphion at the Paris Opera House and 12 paintings for the Council of State at the Palais Royal. His greatest popularity came with the painting above and with his portraits.

  9.  At the Sick Man’s Door, pencil, watercolor and bodycolor with gum arabic, by Frederick Walker, British, 1840-1875.
 Illustration for William Makepeace Thackeray’s serialized novel, Phillip on His Way Through the World, in The Cornhill Magazine,  London, 1861-1862. Thackeray did a few illustrations himself, but soon took Walker as his protegé. Walker created woodcuts and full page watercolor illustrations for the story.

     At the Sick Man’s Door, pencil, watercolor and bodycolor with gum arabic, by Frederick Walker, British, 1840-1875.

     Illustration for William Makepeace Thackeray’s serialized novel, Phillip on His Way Through the World, in The Cornhill Magazine,  London, 1861-1862. Thackeray did a few illustrations himself, but soon took Walker as his protegé. Walker created woodcuts and full page watercolor illustrations for the story.

  10. luxoccultapress:

The Damned - Alexander Mair (1605)

    luxoccultapress:

    The Damned - Alexander Mair (1605)

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About

Many classical writers and artists explored misty shades and shadows of the supernatural. Others chronicled myths and legends.
This is a collection of writers and artists who illustrated these dark themes.

For a lighter side, visit www.athousandwinds.tumblr.com

AUTHORS AND ARTISTS:
· Adolf Hiremy Hirschl
· Adolph von Menzel
· Adriaen Brouwer
· Adriaen van de Venne
· Albert Ludovici
· Albert Welti
· Albrecht Durer
· Alessandro Magnasco
· Alexander Litovchenko
· Alexander Nasmyth
· Alexander Ver Huell
· Alexandre Cabanel
· 
Alexandre Colin
· Alfred Elmore
· Alfred Stevens
· Allegory
· Anders Zorn
· Angelica Kauffmann
· Anonymous
· Antoine Wiertz
· Anton Pieck
· Arnold Bocklin
· Artur Grottger
· Arthur Hacker
· Arthur Hughes
· Arthur Rackham
· August Bromse
· Auguste Raffet
· Augustus Leopold Egg
· Augustus Mulready
· Austin Osman Spare
· Benigne Gagneraux
· 
Biblical Themes
· Book Covers
· Book of Hours
· Bram Stoker
· Briton Riviere
· Camille Corot
· Caravaggio
· Carl Herpfer
· Carlos Schwabe
· Caspar David Friedrich
· Cemetery Sculptures
· Charles Deas
· Charles Dickens
· Charles Doyle
· Charles Landseer
· Charlotte Bronte
· Charon
· Consolation
· Crypts
· Dance of Death
· Daniel Maclise
· Dante Rossetti
· David Teniers the Younger
· Divine Comedy
· Domenico Feti
· Dreams
· Druids
· Edgar Allan Poe
· Edmund Blair Leighton
· Edmund Dulac
· Edouard Cibot
· Edouard Manet
· Edouard Rosset Granger
· Edvard Munch
· Edward Bulwer Lytton
· Edward Burne Jones
· Edward Gorey
· Edward Matthew Ward
· Edwin Landseer
· Egbert van der Poel
· Egyptian Themes
· Elihu Vedder
· Emanuel Leutze
· Emily Bronte
· Ernst Ferdinand Oehme
· Erskine Nicol
· Eugene Delacroix
· Eugene Grasset
· Evelyn de Morgan
· Executions
· Fear
· Ferdinand Waldmuller
· F.H. Townsend
· Fire
· Firs Zhuravlev
· Folklore
· Francesco Guardi
· Francis Danby
· Francisco deZurburan
· Francisco Goya
· Francois Biard
· Frank Dicksee
· Frank Holl
· Frederic George Cotman
· Frederick Coffay Yohn
· Frederick Lord Leighton
· Frederick Walker
· Gabriel Max
· Gaston Leroux
· George Bernard O'Neill
· George DuMaurier
· George Elgar Hicks
· George Frederick Watts
· Georges de Latour
· Ghosts
· Girodet Trioson
· 
Giovanni Baglione
· Gustave Courbet
· Gustave Courtois
· Gustave Dore
· Hans Baldung Grien
· Hans Holbein the Younger
· Hansom cab
· Harper's Weekly
· Harrison Ainsworth
· Haunted Places
· Heinrich Burkel
· Henri Latour
· Henri Regnault
· Henry Courtney Selous
· Henry Fuseli
· Henry James
· Herbert Dicksee
· Herbert Draper
· Hieronymous Bosch
· Horace Vernet
· Howard Pyle
· Hughes Merle
· Hugo Simberg
· Ilya Repin
· Image
· Ireland
· Isle of the Dead
· Ivan Aivazovsky
· Jack the Ripper
· Jacques Callot
· Jakub Schikaneder
· James Tissot
· James William Carling
· Jan Beerstraten
· Jan Brueghel
· Jan Steen
· Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
· Jean Baptiste Corot
· Jean Beraud
· Jean Francois Millet
· Jean Gericault
· Jean Leon Gerome
· Jean Paul Laurens
· Johan Malmstrom
· Johann Von Goethe
· John Atkinson Grimshaw
· John Baptist de Medina
· John Buchan
· John Collier
· John Downman
· John Martin
· John Edmund Buckley
· John Everett Millais
· John Milton
· John Singleton Copley
· John William Waterhouse
· Joseph Farquharson
· Joseph M.W. Turner
· Joseph Sattler
· Joseph Sheridan LeFanu
· Juan de Valdes Leal
· Karl Blechen
· Karl Briullov
· Karl Diefenbach
· Klavdy Lebedev
· Konstantin Flavitsky
· Konstantin Makovsky
· Laszlo Mednyanszky
· Lee Brown Coye
· Legends
· Lenore
· Leon Bonnat
· Leon Wyczolkowski
· Leonardo da Vinci
· Louisa May Alcott
· Louis Boulanger
· Louis Gallait
· Louis Janmot
· Louis Leopold Boilly
· Lucas Cranach
· Lucas van Leyden
· Lucas van Uden
· Lucien Levy Dhurmer
· Luis Ricardo Falero
· McGuffey's Readers
· Magic
· Mary Roberts Rinehart
· Matthew Gregory Lewis
· Matthias Stomer
· Maximilian Pirner
· Max Klinger
· Michelangelo
· Mihaly Zichy
· Modest Mussorgsky
· Mourning
· Murder
· Mysteries
· Mystics
· Myths
· Nathaniel Hawthorne
· Nicolaes Berchem
· Nicholas Poussin
· Oddities
· Odilon Redon
· Operas
· Oscar Wilde
· Paul Albert Besnard
· Paul Delaroche
· Peter Claesz
· Peter Paul Rubens
· Philip Burne Jones
· Philip Wouwerman
· Phyllis Chesler
· Pieter Bruegel
· Plague
· Poetry
· 
Pompeii
· 
Randolph Schwabe
· Ray Bradbury
· Resurrectionists
· Richard Redgrave
· Richard Wagner
· Robert Bloch
· Robert Draper
· Robert Lewis Stevenson
· Robert William Buss
· Rogelio de Equsquiza
· Rudyard Kipling
· Samuel Luke Fildes
· Samuel Prout
· Samuel Woodforde
· Sandor Liezen Mayer
· Sculpture
· Serafino Macchiati
· Sherlock Holmes
· Shirley Jackson
· Solitude
· Sorrow
· Spiritualism
· Strand Magazine
· Suicides
· Susan Hill
· Suspense
· Tavik Frantisek Simon
· Theodor Kittlesen
· Theodore Gericault
· Thomas Brooks
· Thomas Faed
· Thomas Hardy
· Thomas Jones Barker
· Thomas Rowlandson
· Titian
· Tragedy
· Ulpiano Checa
· Vanitas
· Vasily Grigorevich Perov
· Victoriana
· Viktor Vasnetsov
· Vincent Van Gogh
· Walter Crane
· Walter Langley
· Walter Scott
· War
· Washington Irving
· Wilhelm Kotarbinsky
· Wilkie Collins
· William Bouguereau
· William H. Ainsworth
· William Holman Hunt
· William Blake
· William Brassey Hole
· William Frith
· William Hamilton
· William Hogarth
· William MacGeorge
· William Mulready
· William Shakespeare
· William Strang
· Witchcraft
· Witold Pruszkowski
· Xavier Mellery