Friday, 21 July 2017

Harry Clarke - part 5

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 - 4 also.

This is part 5 of a 7-part series on the works of Harry Clarke:


1927 Faust:


Title page

Margaret
 "Dearest and best, with my whole heart I love thee"

Mephistopheles
"Is there anything in my poor power to serve you?"

Siebel
 "Clustering grapes invite the hand"

Faust
"Methinks, a million fools in choir are raving and will never tire"

Margaret
 "Drest thus, I seem a different creature!"

Weathercock
 "I'll fly from this place, with one bound, to hell, or anywhere, to leave 'em"

Mephistopheles
 "Forward! forward! faster! faster!"

Mephistopheles
 "Come - she is judged!"

Tailpiece

Faust
 "Modest she seems and good and mild, though something pert was her reply"

Faust
 "I wish you had something else to do than thus torment me when I'm quiet"

Margaret
 "And who my wound can heal, and who the pain can feel?"

Mephistopheles
 "Already is the cry of murder raised." 

Mephistopheles
 "Firmly seize the old projections of the ribbed rock"

Wizards and Warlocks
 "On a road like this men droop and drivel, while woman goes fearless and fast to the devil"

Margaret "Does not death lurk without?"

Contents page
spot illustration

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Endpaper

Endpaper

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