Graphics & Illustrations 62

Illustration by Archibald Knox for Sophia Morrison’s ‘Manx Fairy Tales’ (An Ancient Charm against the Fairies)

Date made: c.1929

Artist: Knox, Archibald

Description: Illustration for the prayer/ charm ‘An Ancient Charm against the Fairies’. Calligraphy reads ‘An Ancient Charm against the Fairies’ (the title of the prayer/ charm). The publication ‘Manx Fairy Tales’ by Sophia Morrison was first published in 1911 and reprinted in 1929 with title pages for each story illustrated by Archibald Knox.

Materials: Paper: Pen & Ink

Photograph and description courtesy of Manx National Heritage via the link at imuseum.im.