"Phoebus on Halzaphron"

The Century Magazine (1901)


Illustrated by Maxfield Parrish



"Phoebus on Halzaphron" was a short story written by Arthur Quiller-Couch and published in the The Century Magazine

in 1901 accopanied by a suite of colour and monotone illustrations prepared by Maxfield Parrish.


The tale from Quiller-Couch is of a fictional ancient civilization on the coast of England that is under the spell of the

daughter of King Graul, Princess Gwennolar, whose spirit lures the men of the Kingdom to their deaths. While some

solace is provided by the mysterious character, The Singer, the Kingdom, is, nevertheless, undone by Gwennolar's

enchantment. After a chance meeting with an Irish monk, Saint Levan, The Singer is able to to leave the doomed



The Parrish illustrations accompanying the fantasy from Quiller-Couch capture the dark romantic themes of the tale in a

wonderful manner.



Our Greeting Cards and Reproduction Prints



We have prepared sets of 8 Greeting Cards displaying each of Parrish's colour images from "Pheobus on Halzaphron" (1901) and on the left, we show an example of how these Greeting Cards appear. Ordering one of those sets is as easy as selecting the "Add to Cart" feature below and following the prompts provided with our Shopping Cart secured through PayPal. Multiple purchases will be consolidated by that feature and shipping and handling costs to any destination in the world are accommodated by our flat-rate fee of US$20 for every US$200 worth of purchases.



Code: MP PH CS(8)
Price: US$40.00


When presented on Greeting Cards, these images are prepared as tipped-on plates - in hommage to the hand-crafted

approach typical of prestige illustrated publications produced in the early decades of the 20th Century.


Hand-finishing is used to replicate the visual appearance of a tipped-on plate and the images are presented on

Ivory card stock (in the case of colour illustrations) or White card stock (in the case of monotone illustrations)

with an accompanying envelope. We have left the cards blank so that you may write your own personal



Should you wish to order a Reproduction Print or an individual Greeting Card from this suite of images, we have

provided options below. Of course, should you require a customised preparation, we welcome your contact through ThePeople@SpiritoftheAges.com.


In the meantime, enjoy perusing these wonderful images from Maxfield Parrish.



The colour illustrations



King Graul and Rubh (his steed)



King Graul on St Michael's Mount


Through the night she calls to men,

luring them down to their death




Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: MP PH C1 12x18
Price: US$60.00


Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: MP PH C2 12x18
Price: US$60.00


Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: MP PH C3 12x18
Price: US$60.00



A company of men crossed the sands at low-water

and demanded to speak with the King


(Presented as a Diptych)

Twilight had fallen before the Stranger ...

rose and took his farewell


(Presented as a Diptych)



A pair of reproductions on 12x18" sheets

Code: MP PH C4|5 12x18
Price: US$100.00


A pair of reproductions on 12x18" sheets

Code: MP PH C6|7 12x18
Price: US$100.00



The Singer




Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: MP PH C8 12x18
Price: US$60.00







The monotone illustrations


Title Illustration



Closing Illustration

Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: MP PH M1 12x18
Price: US$60.00


Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: MP PH M2 12x18
Price: US$60.00