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A holiday puzzle – can you guess the artist?

August 27, 2017

Garry Garrard has posed us all the following puzzle.

The  picture below is an illustration from a translation of a classic text (published 1951- not the Rubaiyat and not even Persian).

Can you identify the artist or even make a guess?  The clue is that the same artist was responsible for illustrating an earlier edition of the Rubaiyat.

Please post your suggestions as comments below.  We have to admit that we failed the challenge and we surprise by Garry’s answer.  We’ll post the answer in due course.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 27, 2017 1:55 pm

    Willy Pogany? He illustrated 2 Rubaiyats in different styles and also illustrated dozens of other books in various ways.

  2. August 27, 2017 2:29 pm

    No, it’s not Pogany, despite his versaltility. Keep trying!

  3. August 27, 2017 4:11 pm

    Don’t know the artist, but the story is Eros and Psyche.

  4. August Berkshire permalink
    August 27, 2017 10:21 pm

    Edmund Dulac

  5. August 28, 2017 8:48 am

    Well done both August and David. The artist is indeed Edmund Dulac, a far cry from the his work in the famous Rubaiyat edition of 1909. And the subject is Cupid and Psyche. A final question. Do you know the actual book from which the illustration is taken?

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