A Rare Lithographic colour printed plate illustrated by Charles Robinson taken from the book ‘The Rubáiyát of Omar Khyyám’ of a man in a busy market c1940’s
A beautiful full-colour plate depicts a man in a busy market.
The image comes complete with the excerpt of the poem below.
The poetry that is attached to the image says: “For in the Market-Place, one Dusk of Day, I watched the Potter thumping his wet clay: And with its all obliterated Tongue It murmur’d – “Gently, Brother, gently pray!”.”
The poem of The Rubáiyát of Omar depicts a simple man who finds solace by escaping into material pleasures, and treats the universal and ageless themes of doubt, fear, and regret.
Size: 22cm (H) x 15cm (W)
Condition: Slight foxing of the original backing page (Doesn’t affect image).
About the artist: Charles Robinson (1870-1937) was an English born artist and illustrator and was a prolific book illustrator. Studying at the Royal Academy Charles Robinson went on to have a career as one of the finest illustrators of his day, Illustrating many other famous titles such as Alice in Wonderland, Grimm’s Fairy Tales and The Secret Garden. Robinson is still respected as one of the finest illustrators of his time.