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Oberon: And make him with fair Ægle break his faith.

William Heath Robinson, frontispiece from A midsummer-night’s dream, by  William Shakespeare, New York, 1914.

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Oberon: And make him with fair Ægle break his faith.

William Heath Robinson, frontispiece from A midsummer-night’s dream, by William Shakespeare, New York, 1914.

(Source: archive.org)

Monday, August 25, 2014
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Harlequin—Pluto.

Adolphe Lalauze,  frontispiece from Arlequin—Pluton, by  Thomas-Simon Gueullette, Paris, 1879.

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Harlequin—Pluto.

Adolphe Lalauze, frontispiece from Arlequin—Pluton, by Thomas-Simon Gueullette, Paris, 1879.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014
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The ransack of the castle (Quentin Durward).

Alexandre Desenne, from Œuvres complètes de Walter Scott (The complete works of Walter Scott) vol. 56, Paris, 1826.

Alexandre Desenne was a typical Restoration (1814-1830) illustrator. He fills the gap between Moreau le Jeune, foremost among illustrators of the previous era, and fully-fledged Romantics, such as Achille Devéria or Tony Johannot (the engraver for this illustration). He was the first illustrator of Lamartine’s Les Méditations, and besides working on series of complete works, of which publishers of the time were still fond (Molière, Racine…), he illustrated Etienne de Jouy’s L’Hermite de la Chaussée d’Antin and its sequels, which is considered as his masterpiece. For the Complete Works of Walter Scott he was said to have tried to imitate the “English manner.”

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The ransack of the castle (Quentin Durward).

Alexandre Desenne, from Œuvres complètes de Walter Scott (The complete works of Walter Scott) vol. 56, Paris, 1826.

Alexandre Desenne was a typical Restoration (1814-1830) illustrator. He fills the gap between Moreau le Jeune, foremost among illustrators of the previous era, and fully-fledged Romantics, such as Achille Devéria or Tony Johannot (the engraver for this illustration). He was the first illustrator of Lamartine’s Les Méditations, and besides working on series of complete works, of which publishers of the time were still fond (Molière, Racine…), he illustrated Etienne de Jouy’s L’Hermite de la Chaussée d’Antin and its sequels, which is considered as his masterpiece. For the Complete Works of Walter Scott he was said to have tried to imitate the “English manner.”

(Source: archive.org)

Thursday, August 14, 2014
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Richard Doyle, frontispiece from The king of the Golden river, by  John Ruskin, Boston, 1885.

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Richard Doyle, frontispiece from The king of the Golden river, by John Ruskin, Boston, 1885.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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Edmond Morin, frontispiece from Le bibliophile amoureux (The bibliophile in love), by  Alexis Martin, Paris, 1866.

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Edmond Morin, frontispiece from Le bibliophile amoureux (The bibliophile in love), by Alexis Martin, Paris, 1866.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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Alone, alone, all, all alone
Alone on a wide wide sea!

Gerald Metcalfe, frontispiece from Poems, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, London, 1907.

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Alone, alone, all, all alone
Alone on a wide wide sea!

Gerald Metcalfe, frontispiece from Poems, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, London, 1907.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014
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Frontispiece to Goethe’s Faust illustrated by Eugène Delacroix.

Achille Devéria, From Les monstres dans l’art (Monsters in art), by Edmond Valton, Paris, 1905.

(This artwork is sometimes - in this book, for instance - mistakenly attributed to Delacroix. It was initially used on the front cover of the copies of Faust sold without binding, and is not part of the series of illustrations created by Delacroix.)

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Frontispiece to Goethe’s Faust illustrated by Eugène Delacroix.

Achille Devéria, From Les monstres dans l’art (Monsters in art), by Edmond Valton, Paris, 1905.

(This artwork is sometimes - in this book, for instance - mistakenly attributed to Delacroix. It was initially used on the front cover of the copies of Faust sold without binding, and is not part of the series of illustrations created by Delacroix.)

(Source: archive.org)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
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Kidney and bladder stones from author’s collection and that of Dr. H. H. Young.

Max Brödel, frontispiece from Diseases of the kidneys, ureters and bladder, by  Howard Atwood Kelly, New York, London, 1922.

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Kidney and bladder stones from author’s collection and that of Dr. H. H. Young.

Max Brödel, frontispiece from Diseases of the kidneys, ureters and bladder, by Howard Atwood Kelly, New York, London, 1922.

(Source: archive.org)

Friday, May 23, 2014