I've loved the illustrative work of Irish-born artist Harry Clarke for some time so I was thrilled to see a programme about him (Darkness in Light) on Sky Arts that I've just watched this morning.
Seems that Harry was more than the book illustrator that I knew him for but predominantly a stained glass artist with a love for the macabre and dark side of life and morality. Makes him more interesting.......
These illustrations are from a couple of books, one containing fairy tales whilst the other is a poetry book.
Some of the faces in the line drawings give a clue as to his more macabre side which were very much evident in his stained glass work and other illustrations. Only room for so much here...... if you Google his images, you will see some of his more grotesque work.
As he lived to a mere 41 years old, unfortunately dying of TB in 1931, Harry Clarke's work is out of copyright and can therefore be used freely. Have fun!