Castle Dracula

Castle Dracula

A limited-edition art print of Castle Dracula from Bram Stoker's classic gothic novel

 

Available in three sizes -

A4 (quarter size: 21 x 29.7 cm / 8.3 x 11.7 inches)

A3 (half size: 29.7 x 42 cm / 11.7 x 16.5 inches)

A2 (full size: 42 x 59.4 cm / 16.5 x 23.4 inches)

 

Seth Insua's illustration of Castle Dracula from the famous vampire novel by Bram Stoker. It's been said that Bran Castle (which is tangentially connected to Vlad the Impaler) was Stoker's inspiration for Castle Dracula, but it doesn't fit the descriptions in the book, and there's no evidence he definitely knew of it. For this illustration, the artist referenced Schloss Lichtenstein, Poenari Citadel (one of Vlad the Impaler's actual residences), Corbin Castle, and the courtyard at Raglan Castle.

 

"Suddenly, I became conscious of the fact that the driver was in the act of pulling up the horses in the courtyard of a vast, ruined castle, from whose tall, black windows came no ray of light, and whose broken battlements showed a jagged line against the sky.

[...]
After breakfast I did a little exploring of the castle. I went out on the stairs and found a room looking towards the south. The view was magnificent, and from where I stood there was every opportunity of seeing it. The castle is on the very edge of a terrible precipice. A stone falling from the window would fall a thousand feet without touching anything! As far as the eye can reach is a sea of green treetops, with occasionally a deep rift where there is a chasm. Here and there are silver threads where the rivers wind in deep gorges through the forests.

[...]

...my very feelings changed to repulsion and terror when I saw the whole man slowly emerge from the window and begin to crawl down the castle wall over that dreadful abyss, face down with his cloak spreading out around him like great wings. At first I could not believe my eyes. I thought it was some trick of the moonlight, some weird effect of shadow; but I kept looking, and it could be no delusion. I saw the fingers and toes grasp the corners of the stones, worn clear of the mortar by the stress of years, and by thus using every projection and inequality move downwards with considerable speed, just as a lizard moves along a wall."

- Bram Stoker, Dracula

 

Note

Premium giclée prints on thick 310gsm fine art paper. Hand-signed and hand-numbered by the artist. All prints are sold unframed.

 

Prices

A4 (quarter size) - £65

A3 (half size) - £95

A2 (full size) - £125

 

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