Edmund Dulac, 'The Entomologist's Dream'

Edmund Dulac, 'The Entomologist's Dream'

Edmund Dulac (1882-1953)
'The Entomologist's Dream'
Signed and dated 1909
Watercolour
Museum no. E.655-1922
Given by Mr C.D. Rotch through the National Art Collections Fund

This work is an illustration for Le Papillon Rouge (the red butterfly), a tragic love story published in the French news and art magazine L'Illustration. The tale explores the supernatural potential of dreams and the hallucinatory power of a moonlit night.