Finally I get to post this beautiful Impressionistic illustration by the incomparable Charles Shannon! It’s been in the queue for awhile and I have been eagerly anticipating the day I could post it. That day has arrived. Shannon was the friend (and possibly lover) of another excellent artist, Charles Ricketts. Well, neither ever married (as far as I know) and they shared a home in Chelsea, England called The Vale, the name of which inspired the moniker of Ricketts’s own Vale Press. Anyway, Shannon was not a major contributor to Jugend, unfortunately, but just encountering this piece has made the search worthwhile. Discoveries like this one are the reason I love searching through archived material.
(Last Updated On October 16, 2014)