Dulac, Edmund

France/England, (1882-1953)

  • Edmund Dulac – Circe and Ulysses
  • Circe and Ulysses

  • (1910), watercolour, pencil and gouach
  • 11.2 x 12.2 in. (28.5 x 31.1 cm.)
  • Private collection

  • Edmund Dulac – Circe's Palace
  • Circe’s Palace

  • (1918), watercolour, pencil and gouach
  • illustration for:
    Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne,
    London/New York: Hodder and Stoughton (1918).

  • Edmund Dulac - Circe, Daughter of the sun
  • Circe, Daughter of the sun

  • watercolor illustration for an edition of:
    The Masque of Comus by John Milton. Cambridge: University Press for Members of the Limited Editions Club (1954 ).

About the Artist

Edmund Dulac, born Edmond Dulac, (France/England, 1882-1953) was a French book illustrator prominent during the so called “Golden Age of Illustration (the first quarter or so of the twentieth century). He continued to produce book illustrations for the rest of his life, although these were less frequent and less lavish than during the Golden Age.

Books illustrated by Dulac include: Stories from The Arabian Nights (1907) The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (1909), The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales (1910), Stories from Hans Christian Andersen (1911), The Bells and Other Poems by Edgar Allan Poe (1912), the Tanglewood Tales (1918) and The Kingdom of the Pearl (1920).

Dulac’s career also included newspaper caricatures , portraiture, theatre costume and set design, bookplates, chocolate boxes, medals, postage stamps for Great Britain and postage stamps and banknotes for Free France. Dulac became a naturalized British Citizen in 1912. [DES-01/11]

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