A Rare Lithographic colour printed plate illustrated by Charles Robinson taken from the book ‘The Rubáiyát of Omar Khyyám’ of an Angel carrying a vessel on his shoulders c1940’s
A beautiful full-colour plate depicting an Angel carrying a vessel on his shoulders.
The image comes complete with the excerpt of the poem below.
The poetry that is attached to the image says: “And lately, by the Tavern Door agape, Come stealing through the Dusk and Angel Shape Bearing a Vessel on his Shoulder; and He bid me taste of it; and ‘twas-the Grape!”
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.