Harry Clarke & Gustave Dore

Have you ever held an old book in your hand marveled at those amazing illustrations. How they were done and who did them? Here are some macabre illustrations rendering the Gothic and grotesque on paper and in our mind from early 19th century.

Harry Clarke (17 March 1889 – 6 January 1931) was an Irish stained-glass artist and book illustrator. Born in Dublin, he was a leading figure in the Irish Arts and Crafts Movement. Here are some of his work-

Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Doré  6 January 1832 – 23 January 1883) was a French artist, printmaker, illustrator and sculptor. Doré worked primarily with wood engraving. Here are his illustrations for Poe’s Raven-

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