A bewitching and highly detailed pen and ink rendering by Louis Rhead used in the 1915 book publication of Lorna Doone. Caption Reads ” Lorna and John Ridd before Sir Ensor Doone…. Fools you are be fools forever, said Sir Ensor Doone, at last.” Beautifully matted and framed in an antique period fine wood gilt lined frame.
Here are a few other examples of Louis Rhead cover and poster designs in a Belle Epoque, Alphonse Mucha stylized Art Nouveau aesthetic. Original pen & ink works and watercolors by this artist are very scarce.