The Magazine

April, 1894, Page: 43

Image Dimensions: 31.8 x 25 cms

Page Dimensions: 31.8 x 25.6 cms


Title: Elfsong

Date: 1894

Inscription: Illuminated text by Agnes Raeburn, pen and ink on paper, 31.8 x 25 cm, attached to page, signed bottom left “A. RAEBURN.”

Keywords: poetry; bats; fairies; flowers

Material: Pen and ink

Commentary: Agnes Raeburn’s illustration mirrors the action of her sister’s poem: a fairy dance by moonlight which ends abruptly when bats warn of the approach of humans, causing the fairies to hide in nearby flowers.