Montag, 12. Januar 2015

The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault illustrated by Harry Clarke

Harry Clarke (17 March 1889 – 6 January 1931) was an Irish stained-glass artist and bookillustrator. Born in Dublin, he was a leading figure in the Irish Arts and Crafts Movement.
In London he sought employment as a book illustrator. Picked up by London publisher Harrap,he started with two commissions which were never completed: Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (his work on which was destroyed during the 1916 Easter Rising) and an illustrated edition of Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock.
Charles Perrault's Fairy Tales of Perrault, and Goethe's Faust, containing 8 colour plates and more than 70 monotone and duotone images were published in 1925 (New York: Hartsdale House).

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