January 25, 2010 - 3 comments

‘The Haunted Wood’

The haunted small


"There is a border-land between the grave and the gay, the tragic and the comic, as between the sublime and ridiculous, in which Mr. Pettie is as much at home as when he confines himself to the domain of the more purely dramatic. He generally , however , shows a relish for the sensational, and the picture we engrave  from the Winter Exhibition at the French Gallery is a happy and amusing example of somewhat special faculty, as well as a good specimen of the artist's clever  and facile execution. No painter conceives a subject like  this better than Mr. Pettie.' 

The haunted 2 small

The Illustrated London News Jan 20, 1872

Published by: eilisboyle in Art, Books, Inspiration


the errant aesthete
January 25, 2010 at 9:29 pm


Comments are closed.

January 27, 2010 at 4:50 pm

So true, the borderland between comic and tragic! Lovely post and have a great day! (I found you from the lovely uptowndowntown)

Comments are closed.

Madeleine Gallay
January 31, 2010 at 6:35 pm

Too beautiful, yet again. These posts are something like a caught moment.

Comments are closed.