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Five Tales. Illustrated by Harry Clarke.

Five Tales. Illustrated by Harry Clarke.

A 1919 edition of Poe's terrifying stories was published with 24 full-page drawings by young Irish illustrator Harry Clarke. The drawings brought Poe’s characters to life with mesmerizing detail. Each copy of the book was signed by Clarke, and according to rare book sellers, the edition topped Christmas lists in 1919.

The Beautiful Illustrations That Made Poe’s Stories Terrifying In 1919

A 1919 edition of Poe's terrifying stories was published with 24 full-page drawings by young Irish illustrator Harry Clarke. The drawings brought Poe’s characters to life with mesmerizing detail. Each copy of the book was signed by Clarke, and according to rare book sellers, the edition topped Christmas lists in 1919.

Window by Harry Clarke Studio, found in the Church of St. Oswald & St. Edmund in Ashton-in Makerfield, Wigan, UK. Photographed by Lightworks Stained Glass, Lancashire, UK

Window by Harry Clarke Studio, found in the Church of St. Oswald & St. Edmund in Ashton-in Makerfield, Wigan, UK. Photographed by Lightworks Stained Glass, Lancashire, UK

Detail of St Agnes stained glass window by Harry Clarke (1930-31)~Photograph by Rex Harris

Detail of St Agnes stained glass window by Harry Clarke (1930-31)~Photograph by Rex Harris

Harry Clarke (1889 to 1931) was undoubtedly Ireland’s greatest stained glass artist. Internationally the name of Harry Clarke is synonymous with quality craftsmanship and imaginative genius in his stained glass work. His use of deep rich colours, his delicate depiction of beautiful elongated figures with their finely carved features and deep expressive eyes. During his short life Harry created over 160 stained glass windows for religious and commercial commissions

Harry Clarke (1889 to 1931) was undoubtedly Ireland’s greatest stained glass artist. Internationally the name of Harry Clarke is synonymous with quality craftsmanship and imaginative genius in his stained glass work. His use of deep rich colours, his delicate depiction of beautiful elongated figures with their finely carved features and deep expressive eyes. During his short life Harry created over 160 stained glass windows for religious and commercial commissions

THESE RARE IMAGES, DRAWN TO ACCOMPANY AN EARLY COLLECTION EDGAR ALLAN POE’S DARKER SHORT STORIES, HEARKEN BACK TO A GOLDEN AGE OF COMMERCIAL ILLUSTRATION.

The Beautiful Illustrations That Made Poe’s Stories Terrifying In 1919

THESE RARE IMAGES, DRAWN TO ACCOMPANY AN EARLY COLLECTION EDGAR ALLAN POE’S DARKER SHORT STORIES, HEARKEN BACK TO A GOLDEN AGE OF COMMERCIAL ILLUSTRATION.

A painting"The Tell Tale Heart by Harry Clarke" depicting the tale by Edgar Alan Poe

A painting"The Tell Tale Heart by Harry Clarke" depicting the tale by Edgar Alan Poe

Harry Clarke  St Joseph's Church Terenure, Dublin, Republic of Ireland - fine stained glass windows - four remarkable windows designed and produced by Harry Clarke in 1919.

Harry Clarke St Joseph's Church Terenure, Dublin, Republic of Ireland - fine stained glass windows - four remarkable windows designed and produced by Harry Clarke in 1919.

Harry Clarke. Seeing his illustration for the Little Mermaid when I was a teenager changed the way I saw illustration forever.

Harry Clarke. Seeing his illustration for the Little Mermaid when I was a teenager changed the way I saw illustration forever.

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