Thursday, June 25, 2009

Frank C Pape and Frederick Rolfe

This is something I've never seen before today. The dust jacket to the 1924 second impression of Rolfe's In His Own Image. This is only described in Woolf's bibliography as a "White art-paper jacket lettered and decorated in blue and black." In actual fact it was illustrated by one of the early 20th Century's most prolific illustrators, Frank C. Pape, and one who lived through the 1890s as a teenager and whose early work has been 'accused' of being a little too influenced by that period. Fortunately, I don't have to tell you his life-story because there's a brilliant introduction to his life and work right here.

1 comment:

Lew Jaffe said...

Greetings from Philadelphia,
Thought this weeks blog posting about Frank Papé might interest you.
Lew Jaffe

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