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Luis Vidal Molné – Illustration to Edgar Allen Poe’s The Black Cat

Luis Vidal Molné

(Spanish, 1907-1970)

Colored Ink Sketch

Illustration for Edgar Allen Poe’s macabre short story “The Black Cat” (version translated by Baudelaire.)

Annotated with text from the story:

“Comme Pluton, lui aussi avait ete prive dún de ses yeux”

“Like Pluto, it also had been deprived of one of its eyes…”Signed Molne lower right.

Luis Vidal Molne was born in Barcelona on September 27, 1907 and settled in Southern France in the 1930s. He exhibited widely in the French Riviera, Monaco, London, the United States and Italy, and produced a ceramic mural for the Monaco railroad station.

Sources: Benezit Dictionary of Artists Volume 9

Dimensions: 24 X 16 cm

Condition: Small Tear at Edge of Sheet (does not extend into image area)