August 30, 2009

Mary Shelley's Birthday


As a child I scribbled; and my favourite pastime, during the hours given me for recreation, was to "write stories." Still I had a dearer pleasure than this, which was the formation of castles in the air -- the indulging in waking dreams -- the following up trains of thought, which had for their subject the formation of a succession of imaginary incidents. My dreams were at once more fantastic and agreeable than my writings.”

— Mary Shelley


In honor of her birthday, August 30th, 1797, this haunting portrait of Mary Shelley, as envisioned by New Zealand painter Sarah Dolby.


Sarah Dolby’s website, and a gallery of her works.


7 comments:

Wings said...

Great pic!!!

Andy 7 said...

Beautiful painting. Thanks for posting...I'm going to check out the rest of Sarah's artwork.

Michael Jones said...

Truly Creepy! I love Sarah's site now.
Happy Belated Birthday, Mary.

Christopher said...

Mary..a weird girlfriend for all times..

Anonymous said...

She had such an interesting life i'm sure living near abbatoirs affected here some

bossman at Wish a Happy Birthday said...

A big 213th Happy Birthday Wish to Mary Shelly. An amazing writer and novalist. :-)

Anonymous said...

I just read Modern Marvels - Viktoriana where she is one of the main characters. Very highly recommended.