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Edmund Dulac – Illustrations for Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam 1909

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Edmund Dulac (born Edmond Dulac; 1882 –  1953) was a French-born, British naturalised magazine illustrator, book illustrator and stamp designer.

Dulac was a prolific illustrator and designer. His works include Stories from The Arabian Nights (1907) with 50 colour plates; an edition of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest (1908) with 40 colour illustrations; The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (1909) with 20 colour plates; The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales (1910); Stories from Hans Christian Andersen (1911); The Bells and Other Poems by Edgar Allan Poe (1912) with 28 colour plates and many monotone illustrations, Princess Badoura (1913) and many others.

Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám is the title that Edward FitzGerald gave to his 1859 translation from Persian to English of a selection of quatrains attributed to Omar Khayyam (1048–1131), dubbed “the Astronomer-Poet of Persia”.

Presenting the illustrations from the First edition of Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, illustrated by Edmund Dulac. Published by Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1909.

Other books illustrated by Edmund Dulac available in our gallery: Stories from the Arabian NightsLyrics, Pathetic and Humourous from A to Z, The Sleeping Beauty, Stories from Hans Andersen, The Bells, and other poems, Princess Badoura, Sindbad the Sailor and other stories, The Kingdom of the Pearl.

Art Gallery: Edmund Dulac – Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam 1909

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