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Willy Pogany - Original pen and ink illustration for Richard Wagner’s Tannhäuser [London: G.G. Harrap & Co., 1911]. 5-1/8”x7-5/8” with the head of Medusa and snakes above images of a weeping man and woman. Signed by Pogany in lower left corner. Tannhäuser was the first of Pogany’s efforts to illustrate Wagner and is considered to be one of his best works. This original drawing lacks the red lines that were added during printing to make the duotoned illustrations in the book, although faint pencil lines indicate where the color is to be added. [See additional image]. Condition: Closely trimmed to edge line, background lightly toned with a band of yellowed discoloration 1/8” wide on all four edges, probably from a previous mounting. Loosely attached to a cardboard matt with old archival tape. Presently in a folding cardboard matt but should be moved to a better environment.