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Q: Roderick McRae. Illustrator of Arabian Nights. Any info ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: Roderick McRae. Illustrator of Arabian Nights. Any info
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Visual Arts
Asked by: panglemacdang-ga
List Price: $40.00
Posted: 31 Aug 2006 11:24 PDT
Expires: 30 Sep 2006 11:24 PDT
Question ID: 761170
I am trying to find out about this artist who, when googled, appears
to have drawn the illustrations for the " arabian nights" for a
1929-1930 edition of the Arabian nights /( 1000 and 1 night). I would
love to know more about him. Did he work on anything else, do his
works appear anywhere. etc .Any leads greatly appreciated.

Clarification of Question by panglemacdang-ga on 31 Aug 2006 11:35 PDT
I am looking to find out if the original illustrations for this work 
are known to exist anywhere. ( I have records of some having been sold
through artnet), and / or if he worked on any other books as an
illustrator. If so what books, and if possible I would like to know
the whereabouts of illustrations of these works. Whether in Museums,
dealers, etc. Failing that, any useful information on who he was and
his biography would be usefule. I hope this clarifies my question.


Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 01 Sep 2006 11:11 PDT
Some clues:

Roderick McRae has a credit for only one other book that I can see, a
frontpiece for a book that appears to be a collection of plays:

Title: Phryne, "Finer clay", "The temptation", 
Author(s): Kummer, Frederic Arnold, 1873-1943.  
Publication: Philadelphia, Dorrance & Co. 
Year: 1924 
Class Descriptors: LC: PS3521.U65; Dewey: 812 
Other Titles: Finer clay.; Temptation. 
Responsibility: by Frederic Arnold Kummer ... with a frontispiece by
Roderick McRae

Beyond that, Arabian Nights is the only work that pops up.

There was a recording artist in the 1990's by the name of Roderick
McRae III, possibly a relative.  May be worth trying to track down.

Given the paucity of works, though, I think it rather unlikely that
the individual original illustrations can be tracked down.  I can
look, if you'd like, but you'll need to be prepared for an answer
along the lines of:  "I looked, but there's nothing there.  That will
be $40, please"

Let me know what you think.

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