Literary Artworks

Works of art inspired by literature.
Alice in Wonderland by José de Creeft (1959, bronze, source)
Characters from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland by José de Creeft (1959, bronze, source)

Characters from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Illustration by Daniel Carter Beard
Scene from Mark Twain’s dark satirical novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court 

Illustration by Daniel Carter Beard

Scene from Mark Twain’s dark satirical novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court 

The Actors before Hamlet by Wladyslaw Czachórski (1875, oil on canvas)
Act II, Scene 2 from Shakespeare’s Hamlet

The Actors before Hamlet by Wladyslaw Czachórski (1875, oil on canvas)

Act II, Scene 2 from Shakespeare’s Hamlet

The Scarlet Letter by Hugues Merle (1861, oil on canvas)
The discrased Hester Prim and her daughter, from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter by Hugues Merle (1861, oil on canvas)

The discrased Hester Prim and her daughter, from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The Scarlet Letter

The Fugitive, Study for Timon of Athens by Thomas Couture (1857, oil on canvas)
Inspired by the titular protagonist of Shakespeare’s tragedy Timon of Athens

The Fugitive, Study for Timon of Athens by Thomas Couture (1857, oil on canvas)

Inspired by the titular protagonist of Shakespeare’s tragedy Timon of Athens

Moby Dick by Tom Otterness
Sculpture of the titular whale (and a few of his sailor victims) from Herman Melville’s novel

Moby Dick by Tom Otterness

Sculpture of the titular whale (and a few of his sailor victims) from Herman Melville’s novel

Fable of the Fox and the Heron by Frans Snyders (cira 1657, oil on canvas)
Illustration of one of Aesop’s Fables.

Fable of the Fox and the Heron by Frans Snyders (cira 1657, oil on canvas)

Illustration of one of Aesop’s Fables.

Frontpiece for Book Four, by an unknown artist (1811, French edition)
Scene from Volume 3, Chapter 5, from Matthew Lewis’s gothic novel, The Monk (1795)

Frontpiece for Book Four, by an unknown artist (1811, French edition)

Scene from Volume 3, Chapter 5, from Matthew Lewis’s gothic novel, The Monk (1795)

Frontpiece for Book 3, by an unknown artist (1811, French edition)
Scene from Volume 2, Chapter 4 of Matthew Lewis’s gothic novel, The Monk (1795)

Frontpiece for Book 3, by an unknown artist (1811, French edition)

Scene from Volume 2, Chapter 4 of Matthew Lewis’s gothic novel, The Monk (1795)

Frontpiece for Book Two, by an unknown artist (1811, French edition)
Scene from Volume 2, Chapter 1 of Matthew Lewis’s gothic novel, The Monk (1795)

Frontpiece for Book Two, by an unknown artist (1811, French edition)

Scene from Volume 2, Chapter 1 of Matthew Lewis’s gothic novel, The Monk (1795)