Saturday, March 29, 2014

Florence Stevenson: The Curse of the Concullens

The Curse of the Concullens was published by Signet in February 1972 and is the first of 5 that I have illustrated by Allan Kass. This story is about Lucy Ayers who loved imagining herself a heroine until she takes residence as governess in O'Hagan Calstle and the evil that lived therein.

Allan Kass focuses on the heroine with this illustration. He gives us a gothic/Victorian look with her full, low cut gown. The castle and dark trees complete the eerie look.

With Allan's gothic romances, I always look for his signature. Some of the style of other artists were similar enough that I check the cover for verification. On this, you can see his signature under her right elbow!

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