Arthur Rackham (1867 – 1939) was an English book illustrator.
Arthur Rackham is widely regarded as one of the leading illustrators from the ‘Golden Age’ of British book illustration which encompassed the years from 1900 until the start of the First World War. During that period, there was a strong market for high quality illustrated books which typically were given as Christmas gifts. Many of Rackham’s books were produced in a de luxe limited edition, often vellum bound and sometimes signed, as well as a larger, less ornately bound quarto ‘trade’ edition. This was often followed by a more modestly presented octavo edition in subsequent years for particularly popular books.
Been a busy bee lately, planning to do a complete re-scan of all my books using the latest scanner. The image’s quality is much better than the old one, is perfectly close to the originals. I’m finally happy with the quality of these illustrations. Here is lastest scanned illustrations from Midsummer’s Night Dream, illustrated by Arthur Rackham, published by Heinemann, London 1908. This is my second favorite Rackham’s book, after the illustrations of Peter Pan. Enjoy these beautiful prints.