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 Walter Crane  (1845 - 1915)

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Lived/Active: United Kingdom      Known for: children's book illustration, socialist posters

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The Roll of Fate
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 Like so many members of the Pre-Raphaelite circle, Crane was a great admirer of the "the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám" poem, which he had first encountered when visiting Burne-Jones in the 1870s; he had seen a manuscript version, now in the British Library, which had been written by William Morris for Georgiana Burne-Jones and illuminated with figures designed by Burne-Jones and executed by Fairfax Murray. About the same time that he painted The Roll of Fate he used the poem as a (showing 500 of 3144 characters).

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