Byam Shaw’s <i>Decameron</i>

Byam Shaw’s Decameron

Byam Shaw was a great English illustrator of the Victorian period. Stylistically he inherited many of the characteristics of the Pre-Raphaelite and Arts and Crafts artists of the earlier 19th century, putting him in the same category with other late-Victorian artists like Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale and William Russell Flint. Shaws black and white illustrations are complex and have lots of …

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