Illustrations Of The Forest At Night

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Robert Frost

DENDROPHOBIA: fear of trees

HYLOPHOBIA: fear of forests

NYCTOHYLOPHOBIA: fear of forests at night

Evening (1821) by Caspar Friedrich (German, 1774 – 1840)
Giant Redwood Trees of California (1874) by Albert Bierstadt (German-American, 1830-1902). Berkshire Museum. These trees are among the oldest living things on Earth
Giant Redwood Trees of California (1874) by Albert Bierstadt (German-American, 1830-1902). Berkshire Museum. These trees are among the oldest living things on Earth
Adrienne Adams
Adrienne Adams, of course. Not many picture book illustrators make use of flat black.
Illustration for HEDGEHOG’S HOME, ca.1949. Vilko Gliha Selan
The Moon Singer by Clyde Robert Bulla, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman (1969) forest at night
The Moon Singer by Clyde Robert Bulla, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman (1969). The illustrations below are from the same book. Trina Schart Hyman is demonstrating her versatility here.
The Moon Singer by Clyde Robert Bulla, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman (1969)
The Moon Singer by Clyde Robert Bulla, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman (1969). I love the way she has rendered the moon.
The Moon Singer by Clyde Robert Bulla, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman (1969)
The Moon Singer by Clyde Robert Bulla, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman (1969)
Vladimir Vtorenko - Tales of the Brothers Grimm, Old Woman In The Forest
Vladimir Vtorenko – Tales of the Brothers Grimm, Old Woman In The Forest.
Fritz Baumgarten (1883-1966), Easter Bunny card. Someone's not getting their eggs delivered tonight. Or maybe bunny's exhausted from delivering all those eggs the night before?
Fritz Baumgarten (1883-1966), Easter Bunny card. Someone’s not getting their eggs delivered tonight. Or maybe bunny’s exhausted from delivering all those eggs the night before?
Rokuro Taniuchi art for Japanese publication Shuukan Shinshoo. If you like this artwork, you’ll also enjoy When The Sky Is Like Lace.
Jill Barklem, Autumn Story (Brambly Hedge series) originally published in 1980
Jill Barklem, Autumn Story (Brambly Hedge series) originally published in 1980.
Margaret Tarrant (English,1888-1959) - Midsummer night
Margaret Tarrant (English, 1888-1959) Midsummer Night
El rey de la creacion, por Sancha, 1904, Madrid, baby in a forest, surrounded by helpful animals.
El rey de la creacion, por Sancha, 1904, Madrid, baby in a forest, surrounded by helpful animals.
Mikhail Bychkov - Peter Pan's death in the forest.
Mikhail Bychkov – Peter Pan’s death in the forest.
Joop Polder is a contemporary artist  born in 1939 in The Hague, The Netherlands.. This one is called Tram In The Forest, completed in the 1970s.
Joop Polder is a contemporary artist  born in 1939 in The Hague, The Netherlands.. This one is called Tram In The Forest, completed in the 1970s.
Cherry Moon Little Poems Big Ideas Mindful of Nature Zaro Weil Junli Song
Cherry Moon Little Poems Big Ideas Mindful of Nature by Zaro Weil and Junli Song
DIE GEBURTSTAGREISE (1976), Monika Beisner, forest run deer antlers
DIE GEBURTSTAGREISE (1976), Monika Beisner. In English: The Birthday Journey.
Elsa Beskow, 1874-1953 Illustrations from her book Children of the Forest fairy spirits
Elsa Beskow, 1874-1953 Illustrations from her book Children of the Forest fairy spirits play see-saw with mushroom sprites.
Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) illustration for Our Lady's Child, Grimm fairytale creepy trees
Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) illustration for Our Lady’s Child, illustrating a Grimm fairytale.
Józef Wilkón
Józef Wilkón is a Polish illustrator born in 1930. He also sculpts animals.
from Alarming Tales November 1957
THE FLIGHT OF OSVALDO
BARNABE IS AFRAID OF NOTHING

The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame, in which most illustrated versions contain a picture of the Wild Wood.

Britain's Paranormal Forests Encounters in the woods by Peter A. McCue

[In] many of the stories that follow, woods seem to conspire against humanity. That forests should be pitted against human ambition is a long-established notion that is woven into the geographies of culture. If the city is the conventional home of civilisation and politics, the forest is something like its opposite. … In some situations this makes the woods a welcome refuge from the world of human affairs. … But in most of the tales here, trees are no safe haven. Rather, they are places of violence, bewilderment and death: the majority of the stories here include a tree-related human demise. Bad things happen in the woods, and not just in the stories in this collection. Mainstream cinema turns time and again to the forest as a place of horror.

from the introduction to Weird Woods
TABLE OF CONTENTS WEIRD WOODS: TALES FROM THE HAUNTED FORESTS OF BRITAIN

Man-Size in Marble by Edith Nesbit
The Striding Place by Gertrude Atherton
The Man Who Went Too Far by E.F. Benson
An Old Thorn by W.H. Hudson
The White Lady by Elliot O'Donnell
Ancient Lights by Algernon Blackwood
The Name-Tree by Mary Webb
The Tree by Walter de la Mare
"He Made a Woman--" by Marjorie Bowen
A Neighbour's Landmark by M.R. James 
N by Arthur Machen

Header painting: Remigius (Remy) Adrianus Haanen (1812-1894)