The little man had seated himself in the center of the circle upon the large skull. Arthur Rackham, from The Ingoldsby legends, by Thomas Ingoldsby (Richard H. Barham), London, New York, 1907. Via archive.org.
"The Rhine's pure-gleaming children / Told me of their sorrow" ~ artist Arthur Rackham, from "The Rhinegold and the Valkyries," p.28, pub.1910. Derived from "Das Rheingold," the first of the four operas that constitute Richard Wagner's "Der Ring des Nibelungen." Rackham was a brilliant artist & illustrator. #art #illustration