Jesse and I took some students to the Brandywine River Museum the weekend before last ('s been forever since I've updated this blog). The Brandywine is a beautiful museum set in the countryside of Chadds Ford, PA and devoted to the work of historical illustrators as well as the Wyeth family (N.C., Andrew, and Jaime).

During our trip, an exhibit of illustrated Edgar Allan Poe stories filled one of the galleries. These were a couple of my favorite images from the day:

Odilon Redon, The Eye, Like a Strange Balloon, Moves Towards Infinity (1882) lithograph

W. Heath Robinson, The Raven from The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Hugo Steiner-Prag, Tamerlane (1943) lithograph
Even though I've seen it at the museum in the past, I'm still awed by N.C. Wyeth's haunted portrait of Captain Nemo, illustrated for Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
N.C. Wyeth, Captain Nemo, 1918
I tried to quickly immortalize a few of the above images quickly in my sketchbook while walking through the museum. Not too great, but it helps me to remember them:

Brandywine River Museum

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