Parsifal (1912)


Illustrated by Willy Pogány





On the left, we show a rare copy of the Willy Pogány illustrative

interpretation of the E W Rolleston translation of Wagner's

Parsifal co-produced by G G Harrap and Co. (London) and

Thomas Y Crowell & Co. (New York) in 1912.


This example retains the original decoratively gilt-stamped

red cloth cover - a known variant binding for the 1st Edition.







To the right, we show Pogány's decorative Title Page.



Parsifal (1912) was the second of Pogány's Wagnerian trilogy and is based upon ancient sources, in addition to the Operatic

work of Richard Wagner. With reference to earlier sources, it may be expected that inspiration has also been drawn from

Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival - a 13th Century epic poem of the Arthurian knight, Parzival (Percival) and his Quest

for the Holy Grail. It is noteworthy that the medieval Parzival is, itself, based upon Chrétien de Troye's Perceval, the Story

of the Grail.


The suite of illustrations published in Parsifal (1912) by Pogány was extensive, varied and innovative. In addition to the

16 tipped-in colour plates based upon paintings, there were also numerous colour prints prepared in a manner intended to

replicate the appearance of pastel drawings, colour marginal illustrations and monotone images.



Our Greeting Cards and Reproduction Prints



We have prepared sets of 16 Greeting Cards displaying each of Pogány's tipped-in colour images for Parsifal and on the left, we show an example of how these Greeting Cards appear. Ordering one of those sets is as easy as selecting the "Add to Cart" feature below and following the prompts provided with our Shopping Cart secured through PayPal. Multiple purchases will be consolidated by that feature and shipping and handling costs to any destination in the world are accommodated by our flat-rate fee of US$20 for every US$200 worth of purchases.




Code: WP P CS(16)
Price: US$80.00


When presented on Greeting Cards, these images are prepared as tipped-in plates - in homage to the hand-crafted

approach typical of prestige illustrated publications produced in the early decades of the 20th Century.


Hand-finishing is used to replicate the visual appearance of a tipped-in plate and the images are presented on

Ivory card stock (in the case of colour illustrations) or White card stock (in the case of monotone illustrations)

with an accompanying envelope. We have left the cards blank so that you may write your own personal



Should you wish to order a Reproduction Print of one or more of these images, we have provided some options

below. Of course, should you wish to discuss some customised options, we welcome your contact on any matter



In the meantime, enjoy perusing these wonderful images from Willy Pogány.



The colour illustrations presented as tipped-in plates