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Byam Shaw’s illustration for Poe’s William Wilson in ‘Selected Tales of Mystery’ (London : Sidgwick & Jackson, 1909) on the frontispiece with caption ‘A masquerade in the palazzo of the Neapolitan Duke Di Broglio.’

“It was at Rome, during the Carnival of 18 – , that I attended a masquerade in the palazzo of the Neapolitan Duke Di Broglio. I had indulged more freely than usual in the excesses of the wine-table; and now the suffocating atmosphere of the crowded rooms irritated me beyond endurance.”

“Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all”, illustration for ‘The Masque of the Red Death’ from 'Selected Tales of Mystery’ by Edgar Allan Poe, 1909 (w/c & gouache on paper), Shaw, John Byam Liston (1872-1919) / Private Collection / By courtesy of Julian Hartnoll / Bridgeman Images