The Tempest, Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

Arthur Rackham is considered one of the great artists from the Golden Age of illustration. He was in a special league with other hugely talented illustrators such as Edmund Dulac, Kay Nielsen and W. Heath Robinson. Rackham's work continues to inspire and influence legions of artists. His first edition books are extremely collectible.

Though Shakespeare's works are not my cup of tea, I'll buy any book that is illustrated by Arthur Rackham (that I can afford), and found this copy of The Tempest at a library sale.

The Tempest
by William Shakespeare
Illustrated by Arthur Rackham
Gramercy Books, 1993

To read more about Arthur Rackham there are two excellent sites that I found: JVJ Publishing Illustrators and Clark Historical Library. They both have a wealth of information and images. Here also is a yahoo link for images only of illustrations done by Arthur Rackham. Enjoy!

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