Rime of the Ancient Mariner

(unpublished, but prepared between 1913 and 1916)

Designs by Harry Clarke



Rime of the Ancient Mariner was to have been Harry Clark'e first illustrated book and is believed to have been

planned for publication by Maunsel & Co. (Dublin and London) at some time within 1916.


Clarke had been designing the illustrations since at least as early as 1913, but prior to publication, much of the

work was destroyed in Dublin's devastating 1916 Easter Uprising and the project was abandoned.



Our Greeting Cards and Reproduction Prints



For connoisseurs of Clarke's work, we have prepared sets of 3 Greeting Cards displaying images from his designs for Rime of the Ancient Mariner and on the left, we show an example of how these Greeting Cards appear.



Code: HC RAM MS(3)
Price: US$15.00


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

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

hand-finished, with the image presented on White card stock with an accompanying envelope. On the rear of each card

we also present some information about Harry Clarke and the profiled illustration. We have left the interior of the cards

blank so that you may write your own personal message.


Each of our large format reproductions are prepared with archival quality materials and processes to ensure many

years of enjoyment. In addition, our reproductions are accompanied by explanatory material relating to Harry Clarke

and the profiled illustration.


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In the meantime, enjoy perusing these wonderful examples of the art of Harry Clarke.



The designs


A monotone illustration for The Rime of the Ancient Mariner formerly in the collection of Sir Robert Woods, MP



Ah! Well a-day! What evil looks had I from old and young!

Instead of the Cross, the Albatross about my neck was hung!

The Souls did from their bodies fly, - they fled to Bliss or Woe!

And every Soul, it passed me by, like the whizz of my cross-bow!

Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: HC RAM M1 12x18
Price: US$60.00



Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: HC RAM M2 12x18
Price: US$60.00



Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: HC RAM M3 12x18
Price: US$60.00