‘The Sage Damsel.’ 1901. Wood engraving by Charles March Gere (1869-1957). 3¾ x 5½ inches; facing 224. Another of Gere's designs in which he focuses on the weighted moment of a significant encounter. The composition is an accomplished example of the artist’s manipulation of the intervals between blanks and blocked areas of naturalistic study. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

Photograph and text by Simon Cooke. You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link to this URL in a web document or cite it in a print one.


Nisbet Bain, R. Russian Fairy Tales. London: Bullen, 1901.

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