Thursday, February 7, 2013

Really Old Old-School Artist Week Day 4:
Edmund Dulac

And so continues my week of "Really Old Old-School Artists." Today's artist is Edmund Dulac. Though Dulac is best known for his color work, I'm showcasing some of his rarer B&W work. The first seven images are from an edition of Poe's poetical works, and you can see the painter in Dulac coming through in his line work. The final two are bookplate images—the first from a version of Shakespeare's The Tempest, the second from a 1907 edition of Stories from The Arabian Nights . I'm particularly fond of the final image and wish I could find more of his work like it, but that kind of work was such a rarity for him, I doubt I will.

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