Fairy scene, in watercolour and pen and ink, by Charles Doyle. Reproduced in Michael Baker’s The Doyle Diary, London: Paddington Press, 1978, plate 33. Another of Doyle’s strange, visionary images, which typically show tiny figures playing with birds and other animals. The creeping, attenuated figure to the right is one of Doyle’s unsettling creations, a sort of bogey-man, and appears in several of his designs.

Text and scan by Simon Cooke. Note: the diary was a late discovery, and Baker's book is in copyright; however, the copyright page states that "fair dealing for the purposes of private study, research, criticism or review" is permitted under the Copyright Act.

Created 15 November 2023