Title-page decoration

Harry Clarke


“Donkey Skin” Perrault's Fairy Tales (81)

The decorative use of line and pattern to an extent resembles early Beardsley, as does the emphasis both nudity and the grotesque. The (two-legged?) donkey embracing the nude girl whose hair almost covers her groin looks less like the scene from an eighteenth-century fairy tale and more like a depiction of cross-species amorousness.

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Formatting and text by George P. Landow

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