Most images in my photostream are about Henry Holiday's illustrations to Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark (1876) and the allusions in these illustrations to other paintings and prints by e.g.Gustave Doré, Philip Galle (after Maarten van Heemskerck), Marcus Gheeraerts (I+II), John Martin, John Everett Millais and anonymous artists.

Henry Holiday's Allusions in "The Hunting of the Snark"

For a quick overview see the Flickr Members' Snark Favorites.

By the way: Ignore the upload dates of my images. I use them for sorting. In contrary to that, "Date taken on" usually is correct.


I draw a picture once a year or so.

My Trumpet by Bonnetmaker
I would like to do more of that, but I perhaps got too much absorbed in Snark hunting:
Besides being an engineer, I am a very occasional cartoonist and photographer. After I accidentally stumbled over some puzzles in Henry Holiday's illustrations to Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark, my main reason for using Flickr is Snark hunting.
The Bandersnatch fled as the others appeared
In Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark, the intertextuality of the poem is paralleled by the interpictoriality of Henry Holiday's illustrations.

Through Henry Holiday I also learned to know the Pre-Raphaelites. Initially I had mixed feelings about their works (as well as about Holiday's stained glass art). But I developped some respect for what could be perceived as kitsch at a first glance. At a second glance I found out, that e.g. Millais' Christ in the House of His Parents was even more subversive than its Victorian beholders thought. I guess that if they would have discovered his references and allusions to another painting (Edward VI and the Pope), Millais would have been in even more trouble than he was already in 1850. Under the camouflage of what looks a bit pathetic from a 21st century point of view, J. E. Millais and Henry Holiday (there may be others too) played an interesting (and even funny) game. Holiday noticed Millais' conundrum painting and responded to it in the artist's way.
Holiday - Millais - Anonymous

Three Window Views

The Dear Uncle's bedsheet, John the Baptist, Henry VIII's bedpost, Ahasureus' bedpost


The Broker came from Rome

Copyright and image size (2013-06-02): I restricted the copyright and the access to high resolution versions of some images. Please ask me if you need higher resolutions for research purposes. As for the discovery of cryptomorphic pictorial allusions and as for my comparison images, I hold the copyright for the discovery of the relations between the images shown in my photostream. Owners of images (paintings, etchings etc.) to which e.g. Henry Holiday alluded in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark may use my findings to the respective images also for their own commercial purposes, with attribution to me.




Groups I like:
Miniature Transient Public Installations (MTPI)



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  • 2009-01-03 14-19-19 - IMG_8947_DxO_exposure by Bert N.
  • Under a Silver Sphere by Bonnetmaker

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Goetz Kluge
September 2005
Munich, Germany
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Electronics Engineer
Yahoo group "The Hunting of the Snark"