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Anicurio #4 (Elephant)©  - Pencil Illustration

Anicurio #4 (Elephant)© - Pencil Illustration

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Sir Humphrey Hawley-Brown.
3rd Earl of Hawley-Brown manor in Shropshire, England. Born 1857.

Hawley-Brown manor was Sir Humphrey's sprawling estate. It was often remarked that it reflected Sir Humphrey's present state of mind. It had long since seen its best years. Sir Humphrey did littleto conserve or curate it, and the crumbling spires and hallways of Hawley-Brown manor were aschaotic and unpredictable as Sir Humphrey himself.

His staff was limited to one grumpy groundskeeper named Stanshel, an octogenarian butler namedCopestick, and Mrs. Vivianne, a small, round cook. Additionally, constantly circling somewhere in the backgroundwas his old partially blind Labrador retainer, Henry.

Sir Humphrey was reputed locally to be eccentric. He did little to swage those rumors.He could often be seen patrolling the grounds with his shotgun. If an airplane or hot air balloonwere unfortunate enough to stray overhead, Sir Humphrey would attempt to shoot it down, thinking he had bagged a great winged beast. Fortunately, his aim was terrible, andthere were never any casualties reported. However, there was one recorded incident where Sir Humphrey fired a loud volley at local owl aeronaut and balloonist adventurer Peter Cribbins. Fortunately for both parties, he missed.

Because of the strain of the upkeep upon his old butler Copestick, most of the manor wasnow uninhabitable. Sir Humphrey was content to live in the east wing, but every year, his worldconstricted smaller as more rooms became unlivable. Ironically, his great girth didn'treduce at a comparable rate. So he was often left complaining to anyone who was within earshotthat "The world is shrinking, don't you know? The world is shrinking. It'll get so blasted small that we'll all fall off one day. …you mark my words!"

Peter Cribbins, owl adventurer, has his own biography.

Illustrated in the style of a vintage Edwardian or Victorian photograph. This image is part of my 'Anicurio' collection. Each original illustration is carefully hand drawn in pencil. Once finished, I hand age and treat them with various dye methods, to resemble an old dusty antique photograph. I want this series to suggest something that was rediscovered by you. An inherited artifact from a mysterious benefactor? Or perhaps revealed in a long abandoned attic, lying at the bottom of a chest. Buried beneath old dusty clothes and fading hand written notes.

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