My apologies for the lack of a post today. I haven't been swallowed by a fish...I'm just continuing to fight with the phone company about our terrible Internet service, which is making it hard to upload new material to this blog (or to access the Internet all for more than a few minutes at a time). I hope it's all up and running properly again soon. Please wish me luck in battle against giants!
The art above is by John D. Batten, who was born just over the moor in Plymouth, and ran in Pre-Raphaelite circles in the late 19th century. Today he's best known as the illustrator of the fairy tale books edited by Joseph Jacob: English Fairy Tales, Celtic Fairy Tales, Indian Fairy Tales, etc..