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Cayley Robinson – Blue Bird 1911

Frederick Cayley Robinson (18 August 1862 – 4 January 1927) was an English painter, decorator and illustrator. He is perhaps best known for his series of paintings for the Middlesex Hospital entitled Acts of Mercy commissioned around 1915 and completed in 1920. Typically, Frederick Cayley Robinson paintings are deliberately flat compositions in tempera or watercolor, often Symbolism in style, favorite subjects …

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Ida Rentoul Outhwaite – Bunch of Wild Flowers 1933

Ida Rentoul Outhwaite (1888 – 1960), was an Australian illustrator of children’s books. Her work mostly depicted fairies. Ida Rentoul Outhwaite is a well known and perhaps the most famous Australian children’s book illustrator. She has a long and successful career and well loved around the world for her fairies illustrations. This is one of her later work, A Bunch of …

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Buying

I love children’s books and I am always looking for nicely illustrated books to compliment my collection and to add onto this site. If you have any first edition books by these illustrators, please fell free to contact me. Kay Nielsen $100+ Edmund Dulac $50+ Aubrey Beardsley $100+ Ida Rentoul Outhwaite $100+ Willy Pogany $50+ Ivan Bilibin $100+ Arthur Rackham …

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Arthur Rackham – Grimm’s Fairy Tales 1909

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 …

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Anne Anderson – Old French Nursery Songs 1917

Anne Anderson was a Scottish artist born in 1874, then spent her childhood days in Argentina. In addition to her illustrations, she was also an etcher, watercolor painter and designer of greeting cards. She was a prolific illustrator and here is one of Anderson’s early book, the Old French Nusery Songs, published around 1917 by Harrap & Co., London. With …

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