Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fortunate I am, to have Terrance Lindall as illustrator of The Bottomless Bottle of Beer

This illustration above from The Bottomless Bottle of Beer speaks for itself, of course, on the excellence of Terrance Lindall's distinctive style, but I should note that he is foremost a very accomplished illustrator of John Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost, as has been noted by people with greater aesthetic expertise than I, as the following citation will attest:
According to Dr. Robert J. Wickenheiser, "Without a doubt, Terrance Lindall is the foremost illustrator of Paradise Lost in our age, comparable to other great illustrators through the ages, and someone who has achieved a place of high stature for all time." Dr. Wickenheiser subsequently added, "I consider myself the most fortunate of Miltonists to have lived during the time of the greatest of Milton illustrators, to have been his friend and brother so that I could say so to others and indeed the world, while discussing Milton."
Who is Dr. Robert J. Wickenheiser?
According to G.W. Stuart Jr., expert on fine and rare books, "Dr. Robert Wickenheiser is the uncontested premier collector of Milton and Miltoniana in the world . . . . There is, to the best of my knowledge, no other privately held collection in the world that even remotely begins to approach the Wickenheiser Milton Collection in scope, range, or importance . . . . The purchase of this collection would immediately catapult the purchaser into world-class status."
You can see why I am fortunate to have Terrance Lindall as illustrator . . . and as friend.

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