The Episode of the Whale

Edmund Dulac, 1882-1953


Photographic reproduction of watercolor.

Source: “Sinbad the Sailor” in Sinbad the Sailor and other Stories from the Arabian Nights

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The eclectic Dulac draws upon Persian (or European medieval) painting for the gold-leaf sky (as he did in “Sinbad the Sailor entertains Sinbad the Landman”) and Japanese art for the waves. The total effect with the sailors flying topsy-turvey through the air resembles Heath Robinson's work.

Formatting and text by George P. Landow

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