In my salad days, I made a little money by illustrating academic books (almost all of them for the late scholar and Anglo-Saxonist Stanley B. Greenfield). The drawing to the left is one I did for the facing page of Modes of Interpretation in Old English Literature: Essays in Honour of Stanley B. Greenfield, 1986--edited by Phyllis Rugg Brown, Georgia Ronan Crampton, and Fred C. Robinson. It has been reproduced by kind permission of the University of Toronto Press. It was inspired by the "ink horn" Riddles: the stag must give his antlers to the technology of medieval writing, and the tracks that he leaves are the words that are printed--mirrors of language that reflect darkly. To see the inscription up close, click on the picture: taken from Riddles 87 and 94 respectively. The thumbnail pics below are taken from Greenfield's A Readable Beowulf, my first commissioned set of illustrations. Being webmaster, I exercise my right to indulge in such shameless self-promotion, but I hope that other ENGLISC-ers will follow suit and we can make this a medievalist's gallery.
Beow's Funeral Ship.
Beow's Funeral Ship turned around: Illustration for Stanley Greenfield's Hero and Exile.
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