Child Ballads

An ongoing attempt to illustrate all 305 ballads collected by Francis James Child. Here are a few of my favorites so far. To hear most of the ballads in order, go to my playlist.

#2, The Elfin Knight

The Elfin Knight Illustration

#26, The Three Ravens

Three Ravens Illustration

#78, The Unquiet Grave

Unquiet Grave Illustration

#79, The Wife of Usher’s Well

Wife of Usher's Well Illustration

#84, Barbara Allen

Barbara Allen Illustration