The original pen and ink illustration of Edgar Allan Poe used in my Portrait of Poe—Into the Maelstrom

From A Descent into the Maelstrom by Edgar Allan Poe, 1841.
The edge of the whirl was represented by a broad belt of gleaming spray; but no particle of this slipped into the mouth of the terrific funnel, whose interior, as far as the eye could fathom it, was a smooth, shining, and jet-black wall of water, inclined to the horizon at an angle of some forty-five degrees, speeding dizzily round and round with a swaying and sweltering motion, and sending forth to the winds an appalling voice, half shriek, half roar, such as not even the mighty cataract of Niagara ever lifts up in its agony to Heaven.

Some close-ups . . . this makes for a hypnotizing print or poster.

Thank you for visiting my work, and I would be most appreciative if you’d take the time to view my other literature-related works.


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“Pete Janes entertains the macro insect crowd with meticulous gouache and watercolor specimen pieces, while his more imaginary illustrations seem to be glimpses into faraway realities.”—noted art critic and Portland bum R. Terialspray

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  • Lynnette Shelley
    Lynnette Shelleyabout 4 years ago

    love this

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 4 years ago

    bravo !
    my best, your host (francis).

  • Thrilled to represent and very much appreciated, Francis!

    – Pete Janes

  • ZugArt
    ZugArtover 1 year ago

    Great Work!

  • Thanks ZugArt!

    – Pete Janes

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