Willy Pogány’s Lohengrin


Not sure how I managed to miss this at the Internet Archive, a copy of Pogány’s lavishly illustrated rendition of Wagner’s Lohengrin from 1913. This followed two earlier Wagner adaptations for Tannhaüser (1911) and Parsifal (1912). Golden Age Comic Book Stories has scans of the other two equally stunning volumes.


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Willy Pogány’s Parsifal

3 thoughts on “Willy Pogány’s Lohengrin”

  1. You’ve done it again – I’d never heard of this artist, but I was so impressed, I now have to buy some of his stuff.

    I found an overview on Amazon whcih is now on my wish list, but there is also a ‘how to draw’ book by him and lots of other things which seem to be mainly illustrated childrens books including a re-telling of the ‘Golden Fleece’ story – as ‘Jason and the Argonauts’ is one of my favourite films (hence the nomme de guerre) I’ll almost certainly be getting that.

    Plus a ‘Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám’ that seems to be a re-print with his illustrations, but I can’t find any definite info on it at the moment – are you aware of this work?

  2. It’s Ok, I found it on the ‘Golden Age’ site. Don’t really like the ‘Rubáiyát’ work as much, he seems to be one of those artists (like Rakham) who does better work dealing with ‘epic’ stuff like Wagner.

  3. Yes, I think I linked to the Rubáiyát when GOCBS posted it. I like that book but much prefer the Wagner illustrations. I nearly always prefer these artists when they were black-and-white or monochrome linework. Many were compelled to provide colour paintings for these books but not all of them are equally accomplished working in watercolours.

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