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Henrique Alvim Corrêa (1876–1910) was a Brazilian artist working in Belgium at the end of the 19th century, specialising in military and science fiction illustration. His best-known work is this illustrated French translation of H G Wells’s The War of the Worlds, for which only 500 copies were produced. 

Corrêa uses sharply contrasting tones, with shadow, spotlighting and few people. The image of the building with eyes is not unlike the key motifs of surreal art decades later.

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