Frontispiece for The Castaway
This is the frontispiece for 'The Castaway', from The Sleight of Heart and Other Stories.
The posture of the
woman rising from the churning ocean was inspired by the sensuous and yet focussed movements of flamenco dancers, while the rendering of the waves was inspired by Japanese woodblock prints.
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