Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Papé, Frank C

(1878-1972) Popular UK illustrator with a finely worked pen-and-ink style, using which he produced fully rendered pictures somewhat in the style of etchings. Although he had a redeeming sense of humour, his work has a dated look and lacks the strongly personal viewpoint of his contemporaries Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac. It nevertheless has undoubted charm, and was greatly appreciated by James Branch Cabell, whose novels Jurgen (1921) and Figures of Earth (1925) FP illustrated with particular success. He also illustrated fantasies by Anatole France. [RT]

Frank Cheyne Papé


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