A CHILD’S WORLD
So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings.
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
English artist Thomas Cooper Gotch’s dragon circa 1904, with his butterfly-like wings, is definitely not as fearsome as the trio currently starring in TV series Game of Thrones and easily vanquished by the Innocence of a child (posed for by the painter’s daughter Phyllis above). Yet, J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), born a generation after his fellow Brit, might have been influenced in Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit by the Pre-Raphaelite style Gotch practiced emphasizing medieval themes as well as fantasy.
Thomas Cooper Gotch, born 1854 and died in 1931.
And remember the coming holidays with Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live Creatively.