The Illustrations to Tales of Mystery and Imagination, by Edgar Allen Poe, by Harry Clarke, 1919. Click for full size. There will be a break from here to the next set of Horton; I apologize, but my schedule is bordering crazy right now, and it’s going to get much worse over the next couple of weeks. I simply have had not had enough time to get the Andersen fairy tales set up, because like the Poe, I had to buy the books so I could relate the images to the proper story, and I need time to do all that. I’ll do my best to pull myself together over the weekend.
Giliell, professional cynic -Ilk- says
Is that a horse or a wild boar?
I think it’s a warg like critter.
The warglike creature is menacing, but his rider seems hapless with stubby fingers and feet. Not what I’ve become used to with Clarke. Very interesting juxtaposition. And the mushrooms at the bottom of the illustration are so round and cheerfully unlike Clarke. Perhaps it’s the addition of colour, but it seems overall less sinister.