A fox slipped out of a hedgerow and slunk down the lane, its eyes and mask and brush illuminated golden by the farm light. Before it had made it halfway across the road, it had been ripped from the world, and there was only void behind it.
This is an original illustration from The Ocean at the End of the Lane written by Neil Gaiman (Headline, 2019), illustrated by Elise Hurst.
Pen, ink and acrylic on warm off-white paper, signed by the artist.
Illustration area 29 x 41 cm, in grey mount.
Please note: The first image on this page is the closest colour match to the original.