Sunday, July 20, 2008

Henry Holiday

Henry Holiday (1839-1927)
Suffer the Little Children, 1907
Part of the Durning-Lawrence Memorial window, Essex Unitarian Church, Notting Hill, London

Henry Holiday is best known today as the illustrator of Lewis Carroll's nonsense poem The Hunting of the Snark (1876), and the painter of Dante and Beatrice at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool but he was one of the leading stained glass artists of his time.

He was closely associated with the pre-Raphaelite circle. He succeeded Burne-Jones as chief designer for Powell & Sons in 1862