Alberto Sangorski, illuminated Songs and sonnets by William Shakespeare

Alberto Sangorski was an extraordinarily talented calligrapher and illuminator of the early 20th century, who produced several lavishly decorated manuscripts for works of William Shakespeare, Lord Tennyson, Edgar Allan Poe, and other great poets. His works are characterized by a distinct semi-Gothic script style, with beautifully detailed, illuminated borders and initials heightened with gold leafs, and inserted watercolor miniatures referencing famous paintings by earlier and contemporary artists like English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. He has worked with RiviƩre & Son and Sangorski & Sutcliffe, the two legendary book binder companies of the era, producing one of a kind books that are considered beautiful artifacts.