Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Harry Clarke - part 4

Artist Harry Clarke was born in Dublin, Ireland, on 17th March 1889. He was a leading artist of the Irish Arts and Crafts Movement, as well as the Golden Age of Illustration.
He was a children's book illustrator and a well-known designer of stained glass.

For full biographical notes see part 1, and for earlier works by Clarke, see parts 1 - 3 also.

This is part 4 of a 7-part series on the works of Harry Clarke:


1922 The Fairy Tales of Perrault:


Front cover

Title page

Frontispiece
"Cinderella"

List of illustrations















































































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1922 "The Last Hour of the Night"
frontispiece to "Dublin of the Future: The New Town Plan" planning report

1923 Christmas Card

1923 Cover illustration for "The White Blackbird" by Lennox Robinson

1924 The Devil's Wife and her Eldest

1925 Ophelia lying among sea creatures.
Drawing based on a print by Hokusai
ink on parchment 13.3 x 22 cm
National Library of Ireland, Dublin

1925 The Dublin Drama League

1925 Elixir of Life:

Elixir of Life
title page

Elixir of Life
"Doctors are recommending it"

Elixir of Life
"The two distilleries on the same hill"

Elixir of Life

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Harry Clarke - part 2

Self-Portrait

Artist Harry Clarke was born in Dublin, Ireland, on 17th March 1889. He was a leading artist of the Irish Arts and Crafts Movement, as well as the Golden Age of Illustration.
He was a children's book illustrator and a well-known designer of stained glass.

For full biographical notes, and for earlier works by Clarke, see part 1 also.

This is part 2 of a 7-part series on the works of Harry Clarke:

1919-1923 Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe:








"He shrieked once, once only."


The Man in the Crowd
"It was the most noisome quarter of London"


The Fall of the House of Usher.
"Say, rather, the rending of her coffin"


The Murders in the Rue Morgue
"In death we have both learned the propensity of man to define the indefinable"




Ligeia
"And now slowly opened the eyes of the figure which stood before me"


Metzengerstein
"An attachment which seemed to attain new strength"




Berenice
"It was a fearful page in the record of my existence"


Morella
"The earth grew dark, and its figures passed by me ... and among them all I beheld only Morella"




















The Murders in the Rue Morgue
"Gnashing its teeth and flashing fire from its eyes, it flew upon the body of the girl"








The Pit and the Pendulum
"They swarmed upon me in ever-accumulating heaps"


The Tell-Tale Heart
"But, for many minutes, the heart beat on with a muffled sound"




The Black Cat
"I had walled the monster up within the tomb!"




The Cask of Amontillado
"Yes," I said, "for the love of God!"

Landor's Cottage
"Landor's Cottage"

Ligeia
 "I would call aloud upon her name"








1936 edition - Tales of Mystery and Imagination:




1917 Cover for the fifth exhibition of the Arts and Crafts Society