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Harry Clarke and the Elixir of Life


A little something for the season of strong drink. Harry Clarke’s books command high prices in their original editions yet two of the costliest items in the Clarke bibliography are a pair of promotional booklets the artist illustrated for Jameson & Son’s Irish Whiskey: A History of a Great House in 1924, and Elixir of Life a year later. Given the quality of Clarke’s work for these publications it’s a shame they remain out of print; I’m sure I’m not the only Clarkeophile who’d be happy to buy a facsimile edition.


Elsewhere on { feuilleton }
The illustrators archive

Previously on { feuilleton }
Cardwell Higgins versus Harry Clarke
Modern book illustrators, 1914
Illustrating Poe #3: Harry Clarke
Strangest Genius: The Stained Glass of Harry Clarke
Harry Clarke’s stained glass
Harry Clarke’s The Year’s at the Spring
The art of Harry Clarke, 1889–1931



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3 comments or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by Dave C


    Fantastic – I’d never even heard of his Jameson’s work. Thanks for another great post! I wonder is it too early for a wee dram…

  2. #2 posted by GaspardW


    I’ve loved Clarke since I was a kid – he was responsible for the remarkable stained glass windows in the chapel at my old school, St Malachy’s.


  3. #3 posted by @~


    Excellent :)






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