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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Gargoyle Etchings

John Taylor Arms was a printmaker with a Gothic Revivalist bent working in the first half of the 20th century. Starting in the 1920s he made a series of incredibly detailed etchings - some almost photorealist - of real-world gargoyles, a few of which are shown below:

The Gargoyle and His Quarry (1920)

Guardians of the Spire (1921)

The Thinker of Notre Dame Chapel (1923)


  1. Are these from a bigger collection somewhere?

  2. I grabbed those images from this site, which is selling some of the original prints.