'Grendel', an illustration by JVL from British Myths and Legends
(edited and introduced by Richard Barber), The Folio Society, 1998.
This is an illustration from Beowulf, a 10th century English poem.
'This gruesome creature was called Grendel,
notorious prowler of the borderland, ranger of the moors,
the fen and the fastness; this cursed creature'...
'Then under cover of night, Grendel came
to Hrothgar's lofty hall' ...