Saturday, April 30, 2011

Whence These Legends and Traditions

And then a strong iconic ink rendering of Hiawatha himself by John R. Neill, the illustrator who brought to life so much of the land of Oz.

John R. Neill — Hiawatha — 1909

Should you ask me, whence these stories?
Whence these legends and traditions . . .
— HW Longfellow

5 comments:

Eric said...

Always wonderful to see Neill's work. I've seen almost everything he ever did for Oz, but very little outside of that. Thank you for this one.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

The man deserves a monograph of his whole body of work, don't you think?

British Faery said...

Beautiful. Thankyou for sharing!

Annette Emmanuel said...

Thanks for beautiful images . And memories : Hiawatha . My grandfather read it to me often as a child . Question : Could I use opening image on Pinterest - with due acknowledgement ? Thanks ! Annette Emmanuel .

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Hi Annette! Yes, and thank you for asking! Memories such as that are golden.