|"Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead"|
"Madrigals and Minstrelsy" (published in 1927)
Juliet Raphael states:
Illustrations accompanying the poems are by Frank Macoy "Mac" Harshberger
(1900 – 1975).
Born in Tacoma, Washington, Harshberger studied art in Paris in 1921, settled in New York in the '20s where he taught for many years at the
Though he worked in many styles and media in his career, some of his more striking images are his stylish black & white illustrations, sort of an American Art Deco equivalent to
The cover image at right ▶
Please click on images to enlarge, and click on any image caption titles to read that poem online.
|frontispiece: "An Arab Love Song" by Francis Thompson|
|"Laughing Song" by William Blake|
|"Song" by Christina Rossetti|
|"The Fifteen Acres" by James Stephens|
|"A Woman's Last Word" by Robert Browning|
|"Music, When Soft Voices Die" by Percy Bysshe Shelley|
|"Matin Song" by Thomas Heywood|
|"Little Lamb" by William Blake|
|Sonnet XXIX by William Shakespeare|
|"The Song" by James Stephens|
|"The Fiddler of Dooney " by William Butler Yeats|
|"Night" by William Blake|
|"Give A Man A Horse" (a.k.a. "Gifts") by James Thomson|
|"Up-Hill" by Christina Rossetti|
|"Nurse's Song" by William Blake|
|"When You Are Old" by William Butler Yeats|
(image from Confessions of a Bookplate Junkie)
There's more to be found regarding
Mac Harshberger elsewhere around the net.
Here's a few places to start looking:
- a mini-biography at Victoria Chick.
- a portfolio and some background at Thomas Reynolds Gallery.
- some illustrations from Tristan and Isolde at Art Reference Blog.
If you have more information or images to share regarding Mac Harshberger, I'd love to hear from you!
Please feel free to leave comments.
Thanks to the following sites for the poetry links:
- Poetry Foundation
- Poetry Archive
- About.Com: Classic Lit