Wednesday, January 2, 2013

David Hall Story Art Stills - Off With Her Head

Looks like things didn't go too well at Alice's trial.  This watercolor shows the Queen's gallows in all their glory.   Labeled 'VII'
This watercolor is reproduced in the David Hall book as a double page spread, so you can really look closely at all the detail.
The first detail focuses on the blade itself and the assorted assistant headsmen working on it.  Gotta make sure nothing goes wrong after all... Labeled 'VII A'
 Next is an extreme closeup of the assistant headsman at the very top of the gallows, straddling the blade.  I certainly wouldn't want to be him.  Labeled 'VII B'
 And finally we see Alice being led up the stairs to meet her fate.  Labeled 'VII C'
I think you'll all agree with me that this is perhaps the most macabre of all the story art we've seen so far.  Can you imagine if they actually filmed this?  

2 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

I love it. Grisly is better! The color in that example looks a bit faded, I wonder if it had been exposed to light for a long time?

Matt said...

Could be, or it could just be a crappy reproduction, or my copy of the book may just be off, or perhaps I can't use a scanner. All are equally likely :)

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