Illustrating Ghosts

Illustrating Ghosts

James William Carling illustration for “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe, 1880
Lt. Joe Petrosino NYPD, the Italian Sherlock Holmes ‘The Beautiful Nurse’ Illustrator unknown, 1910
Faust in his Study or Faust’s Dream, 1852, by Carl Gustav Carus
Virgil Finlay (194-1971) was an American pulp fantasy science fiction and horror illustrator.
Adelaide Claxton (British painter) 1835 – ca. 1905
Lt. Joe Petrosino NYPD, the Italian Sherlock Holmes ‘The Beautiful Nurse’ Illustrator unknown, 1910
Charles Altamont Doyle (1832-1893) His St Giles bells personified memories recalled by the bells as they ring a merry midnight
Poster advertising The Ghost Breakers
A ghost by Hannes Bok
Kazuno Kohara
The House Ghost by Ludvig Holberg, illustrated by Hans Tegner 1896
Carl Larsson, Guardian Angel ghost
Ghosts! George Cruikshank (1792–1878); from George Cruikshank’s Omnibus, 1842
Illustrator-Rea Irvin (1881-1972)
The Illustrated Police News, London, England, December 28, 1872 The Appearance of Another Ghost
Edward Gorey 1974. See: Edward Gorey, Misunderstood Genius
Dorrie and the Screebit Ghost 1979 from the series by Patricia Coombs
Leonora Carrington, British-Mexican painter
Ghost, Thomas Nast, 1867
Ghost, Thomas Nast, 1867
HALLOWEEN POSTCARD, GIBSON PUBLISHING, ca 1915 ghost
Elizabeth, the Cow Ghost, 1936, William du Bois
Pictorial Review magazine, October 29, 1950 before release of Alice In Wonderland 1951
Ghost mother and child (In Abol Tabol)… Originally published in the year 1909 Painted by Sukumar Ray
Ghost mother and child (In Abol Tabol)… Originally published in the year 1909 Painted by Sukumar Ray
Frank C. Papé (4 July 1878 – 5 May 1972)
Alberto Martini (1876 – 1954) for an Edgar Allan Poe poem ghost girl art deco
The Case of Mr Helmer
The Haunted Auto from Puck Magazine
Het Spook, John Pettit, after Frederick George Byron, 1789
Het Spook, John Pettit, after Frederick George Byron, 1789
Spook’s Number by Rea Irvin, 1909, Life Magazine
“Mountain Ghost,” illustration by Hwa San-chiuen (1930–2004)
Frontispiece to Kwaidan Stories and Studies of Strange Things (1904), traditional Japanese ghost stories compiled by Lafcadio Hearn
Draugen, ca. 1891 The Sea Ghost, Theodor Kittelsen
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi also known as Taiso Yoshitoshi (1839-1892), kiyohime turning into a snake at the hidaka river, from the series new forms of thirty-six ghosts, 1889-1892
The Open Road For Boys Magazine  ghost knight
The Open Road For Boys Magazine ghost knight
George Grosz. Ghosts. 1934
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters
How To Make Friends With A Ghost the ghost
How To Make Friends With A Ghost
Fern Bisel Peat (US, 1893-1971) was art director  dancing with ghost
Fern Bisel Peat (US, 1893-1971) was art director of Play Mate magazine at this time. A girl dressed as a witch dances with another child dressed as a ghost.
comic by Poorly Drawn Lines
Otsuyu Kaidan botan-dooroo, The Haunted Lantern, Masaru Tsushima, 1998, Wife in former life plagues husband as ghost in the present, based on The Peony Lantern

Header illustration: Walter MacEwen – The Absent One on All Souls’ Day

Whether they appear wispy or solid, often a full-bodied, non-Bedsheet apparition is depicted in values of only one color, often white/grey or blue. If there is an exception, however, it will be for the eyes.

Monochrome Apparition at TV Tropes
Lemon girl young adult novella

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