'The Apocalypse. St. Michael and his agents overcome the dragon'. Creator: Unknown
'The Apocalypse. St. Michael and his agents overcome the dragon'. Saint Michael and angels fighting the Dragon, representing the Devil. Illustration to the Book of Revelation, (also known as the Apocalypse), the final book of the New Testament.
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Devil and fairy, Christmas card, 1952. Creator: Shirley Markham
Devil and fairy, Christmas card, 1952. Design for a card with pantomime characters. Shirley Markham (1931-1999) studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Central School of Art in London from 1950-1952. The writer, artist, poet, and illustrator Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) was one of her tutors, and her style of drawing was also influenced by other British illustrators such as Edward Ardizzone, Quentin Blake and Edward Bawden. Markham spent time in the Dolomite Mountains in Italy, and also visited Rome, sketching classical buildings. After graduating from Central, she worked as a graphic designer, producing book illustrations, cartoons for comics, menus and programmes. She gave up her promising career however when she got married in 1957. Middle-class women at that time were expected to devote their energies to bringing up children and running the home, and despite her obvious talent, she lacked the confidence to return to illustration. Her portfolio remained in the family attic for many years, but now her work is published here for the first time.
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The 'Bound Devil' on a cross at Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria
The 'Bound Devil' on a cross at Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria. Loki is shown fettered after contriving Baldur's death. In Scandinavian mythology, Loki was the embodiment of deceit and trickery. Country of Origin: England. Culture: Viking. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ . Location: 21.
© Werner Forman Archive / Heritage-Images
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