The Serpentine


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Artist: Arthur Rackham

RACKHAM, Arthur. “The Serpentine is a lovely lake, and there is a drowned forest at the bottom of it. If you peer over the edge you can see the trees all growing upside down, and they say that at night there are drowned stars in it.” Original framed color plate from the first edition of Peter Pan in Kensington Garden, published by Hodder & Stoughton, 1906 and appearing opposite page 14 in that edition. Image measures 4½” x 7” in a 8¼” x 10¼” wood frame.

A marvelous illustration of a group of fairies emerging from the banks of the Serpentine in Kensington Gardens. This spellbinding image was painted in watercolor and ink by noted British artist Arthur Rackham.