Wednesday, December 10, 2014

176. A New Book Illustrated by Ricketts

Today a new book with illustrations by Charles Ricketts will be published by Nadorst in Rotterdam, Oscar Wilde's Poems in Prose

The bilingual edition - English with a Dutch translation and introduction by Joris Lenstra - is to be presented at café Vermeulen, Nieuwe Binnenweg 332, Rotterdam at 20.00 hours.

Ricketts's illustrations were discussed in an earlier blog, see "Pen and Ink Drawings in my Earliest Manner" (5 June 2013).

The drawings were made in 1894 or 1895, remained unpublished, and as they were stored away by Ricketts they were forgotten until he rediscovered them in 1918. In 1924 Ricketts produced another series for the same Poems in ProseSee also: Poems in Prose (10 August 2011).

Next week more about this new book.

Oscar Wilde, Poems in Prose (2014)