Scanned from the original printing.
A portion of the illustration.
The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine published this colorplate for Pyle’s The Travels of the Soul in its December issue of 1902. Henry C. Pitz, a very significant book illustrator wrote about this piece in his splendid book, The Brandywine Tradition, " . . . . it was plain that the new [four-color printing] process had reached a triumphant level. [Pyle’s illustrations for The Travels of the Soul] are extraordinary examples of their kind for such an early date. They have an enamel-like richness of color that wraps the figures in the light and shadow of another world, to make the group one of Pyle’s happiest excursions into the pictorial imagination. Up to that time there had been nothing like it in American illustration."
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