Tyra Kleen (1874–1951), a fin de siècle Swedish artist, illustrated Poe’s “The Raven.” The image, titled Nevermore, includes a series of handwritten excerpts from the poem, her signature, and some withered red roses that cross the main image frame. (The image included here is in Tyra Kleen’s private artist archive at Valinge gård, visited November 30, 2017.) The roses and the burning candle in the framed image as well as the depicted person’s visible arms and hands are details that have been colored. This lithograph itself is undated, but according to the Swedish art historian Karin Ström-Lehander, the first prints of Nevermore were made in April and May 1904 (“Tyra Kleen’s fotspår: En studie över konstnärens tid i Rom och Paris, 1892–1908,” master’s thesis, Uppsalas Universitet, 2018, 55). It is quite likely that other versions exist of this graphic artwork, not only when it comes to the quoted excerpts...

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