Eye Candy for Today: luminous Howard Pyle painting

Why seek ye the living in a place of the dead?, Howard Pyle, illustration
Why seek ye the living in a place of the dead?, Howard Pyle, illustration (details)

Why seek ye the living in a place of the dead?, Howard Pyle

Source for this version of the image is Fleurdulys Tumblr (large image here); original is in the Kelly Collection of American Illustration Art.

This was an illustration for the April 15, 1905 Easter themed issue of Colliers. Whether it accompanied a particular article or story, I don’t know. It was not the cover, as that was done by Maxfield Parrish.

Pyle has controlled the values brilliantly here (in both senses of the word).

 
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