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From Manet to Edgar Allen Poe: A Lithograph of The Raven

Art of the Day Design for the poster and cover for The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
Édouard Manet  (French, Paris 1832–1883 Paris) Author: Written by Edgar Allan Poe (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1809–1849 Baltimore, Maryland) Translator: Translated by Stéphane Mallarmé (French, 1842–1898) Date: 1875 Medium: Transfer lithograph on simili-parchment Dimensions: sheet: 12 3/4 x 11 1/4 in. (32.4 x 28.6 cm) (irregular) Classification: Prints Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1924 Accession Number: 24.30.27(6) Photo via the Met. 

Published in 1845 by Edgar Allen Poe, The Raven was more than rhymed stanza or macabre form by the writer and poet. How else could one be upon the brink of madness of love and repeat "nevermore" with such finality? This beautiful work of art was found via The Met, which has a great story. A lithograph, or print was made by the now famous Manet for the French translation of Poe's Raven, by Stéphane Mallarmé in 1875. Included were a series of such il…

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