The Journey of Prince Firouz
Arthur Boyd Houghton
Wood engraving by the Dalziel Brothers
7 x 5¼ inches
Illustration for Dalziels’ Arabian Nights’ Entertainments, p. 737.
Houghton’s at his most fanciful, giving a sense of tangible reality to pure fantasy. The back-swept hair and cloak typify his interest in swirling arabesques, prefiguring the lines of British art-nouveau of the 1890s.
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