Christopher Marlowe - was an English dramatist, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era. He greatly influenced William Shakespeare, who rose to become the pre-eminent Elizabethan playwright after Marlowe’s mysterious early death.
"The Spell of the Sorcerer's Skull." Ink, pencil and watercolor on paper. 205x295 mm; 8 1/4x11 3/4 inches, image. Rough sketch for the dust jacket design for John Bellairs' book of the same name (New York: Dial, 1984). One vertical crease along right spine panel. Matted and framed in UV filtering plexiglas.