Marie Rouget

Marie RougetMarie Rouget, together with The Pit and the Pendulum and The Fall of the House of the Usher, are the three illustration part of the Crawford’s permanent collection and produced in 1923 by Clarke for a new coloured edition of the book Tales of Mystery and Imagination. Compared to the other two illustration produced in 1923, Marie Rouget has a less menacing note in its colourful palette and with its vamp and japonniste vases (even though one is painted with a tiny murder scene). The illustration shows the Clarke’s fascination for mystery and crime and it’s based on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe

CreatorClarke, Harry (Search Europeana for this person)
CollectionCrawford Gallery
Timespan20th century
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Subject TermsPencil and watercolour on paper
ProviderIrish Manuscripts Commission