Thursday, April 2, 2015

Tam Lin Artwork

I recently became aware of the artwork section of the site It has some wonderful and imaginative illustrations of the the ancient fairy tale "Tam Lin". This one in particular struck me; it's by Vernon Hill, an artist I am not familiar with but will have to do some research on now.

Vernon Hill, 1912, Tamlane

I think what I like is the starkness of the scene. To me it conveys how afraid and alone Janet must have felt. But she is also resolved, determined, and focused. Brave girl.


  1. The illustration is from a book, Ballads Weird and Wonderful, 1912. It's available online at

    1. Oh wow, that's wonderful! I'll enjoy looking through that.