This is the first illustration in the Victorian London Fantasia series. It is New Year’s Eve in London, 1884. There is masked ball in a crystal palace overlooking Westminster. The theme is fancy dress. Drawing inspiration (!) from the illustrations in the Victorian issues of Punch periodical, this series will foreground fantastical characters, caricature and all the whimsy of London pre-1900. Click on the image to expand.
**This illustration is part of my Victorian London Fantasia series. A range of limited edition greeting cards and mounted prints are available.**