Three Spirits Mad With Joy by Warwick Goble
Cross stitch chart or kit from the Scarlet Quince 20th & 21st Century Fine Art Collection.
Warwick Goble (1862 – 1943) was a Victorian illustrator of children's books. He was educated and trained at the City of London School and the Westminster School of Art. He specialised in fairy tales, and exotic scenes from Japan, India, and Arabia. He illustrated H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds - among his first published illustrations, soon to be followed by a suite for The Book of Baal. He also provided illustrations for magazines, including Pearson's Magazine, illustrating a number of early science-fiction stories, including several by Frederick Merrick White.
Throughout the first decades of the 20th Century, Goble gained some considerable success with commissioned work, in colour and monotone, for illustrated books including:
The Water-babies: A fairy tale for a Land-baby (1909);
Green Willow and other Japanese Fairy Tales (1910);
The Complete Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer (1912); and
The Book of Fairy Poetry (1920).
This piece is of three little fairies with coloured wings wearing gauzy gowns leaping onto and swinging from a spray of flowers.
Himself beheld three spirits mad with joy
Come dashing down on a tall wayside flower
That shook beneath them, as the thistle shakes
When three gray linnets wrangle for the seed
-- Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Guinevere
(Golden Age of Illustration, 1920)
Approx: 15" x 24" or 37 x 60cm - when worked on 18ct.
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