Edgar Allen Poe Museum

Richmond, VA – Central Virginia

Illustrations for “The Raven” by Artist James Carling, 1884 

This set of illustrations is the masterpiece of the Liverpool born American artist

James Carling.

Carling's aim in creating these works was to create original and unusual

work by thoroughly sympathizing with Poe's own ideas and emotions. As a result, his work is unusual in American art of the 1880s, and have more in common with the work of the most advanced European Symbolists

like Odilon Redon than they do with Carling's fellow Americans like Winslow

Homer.