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Frederick Simpson Coburn

Illustration for Berenice by Edgar Allan Poe

Artist

Frederick Simpson Coburn
Upper Melbourne, Quebec, 1871 – Upper Melbourne 1960

Title

Illustration for Berenice by Edgar Allan Poe

Date

1904

Materials

Conté crayon, pastel, white highlights

Dimensions

44.4 x 33.7 cm

Credits

Gift of William R. Watson, inv. Dr.1951.77

Collection

Graphic Arts

Coburn’s first published illustrations date from 1888, but it was those he created to accompany the poems of W.H. Drummond that brought the artist recognition and the New York publishing house G.P. Putnam’s Sons as a client. He illustrated the works of such authors as Louis-Honoré Fréchette, Washington Irving, Charles Dickens, Oliver Goldsmith, Edgar Allan Poe and Alfred Lord Tennyson, and in fact contributed sixty-nine illustrations to the 1902 edition of Poe’s complete works. These pictures were subsequently reprinted many times.

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