The Art of René Bull


René Bull (1872-1942) is considered among the artists associated with what has been termed the Golden Age of Illustration.


The René Bull Collection at Spirit of the Ages includes art images from some of Bull's

seminal work. As a valuable reference resource, options are also provided for purchasing a range of gifts, including reproduction prints, posters and greeting cards.


Born in Dublin, Bull embarked on what was to be a varied artistic career after meeting the French satirist and political cartoonist Caran d'Ache (the pseudonym of Emmanuel Poiré) in Paris.


Bull contributed sketches and political cartoons to a variety of publications throughout his career and developed further artistic influences following his travels to the Middle East. That personal experience allowed Bull to incorporate expert detail into those illustrations with Oriental themes and like Edmund Dulac and Warwick Goble, he incorporated those influences in suites of illustrations for illustrated books.

Rene Bull (vintage photograph)


Above, we show a vintage

photograph of René Bull


We invite you to take the time to peruse the wonderful artwork from René Bull that is included in the Collection -

to view images from any one of Bull's suites listed below, simply 'click' on the hyperlinks embedded within the titles and

the images.




Published illustrations by René Bull


The Arabian Nights

21 images

Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

29 images

The Russian Ballet

16 images


16 images

Rene Bull - an illustration from ''The Arabian Nights''

Rene Bull - an illustration from ''Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam''

Rene Bull - an illustration from ''The Russian Ballet'' Rene Bull - an illustration from ''Carmen''



A Garland of Rose's

17 images

The Arabian Nights

16 images

Rene Bull - an illustration from ''A Garland of Rose's'' Rene Bull - an illustration from ''The Arabian Nights'' (1930)