PUBLISHERS OF LITERARY FICTION SINCE 1983
Félicien Victor Joseph Rops (1833–1898) was a Belgian artist associated with Symbolism and the Parisian Fin-de Siecle. He was a painter, illustrator, caricaturist and a prolific and innovative print maker, particularly in intaglio (etching and aquatint). Rops provided frontispieces and illustrations for Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, Charles Baudelaire, Charles De Coster, Théophile Gautier, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Stéphane Mallarmé, Joséphin Péladan, Paul Verlaine, Voltaire, and Pierre Louys. He is best known today for his prints and drawings illustrating erotic and occult literature of the period, although he also produced oil paintings including landscapes, seascapes, and occasional genre paintings. Dedalus used his illustrations for the covers of Les Diaboliques by Barbey D’Aurevilly and The Woman and the Puppet by Pierre Louys.