The Damsel and the Old Witch

The Damsel and the Old Witch

Celia Levetus

Wood-engraving by Levetus

5 x 4 inches

Turkish Fairy Tales, facing 5

One of Levetus’s quirky, child-like designs which combines strong characterization with an unusual composition. Levetus amplifies the impact of her figures by placing them in confined or unexpected settings – this time in the form of an enclosed space dominated by the tree, which becomes one of the characters.

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Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.

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