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Arthur Rackham – The Pied Piper of Hamelin 1934

Arthur Rackham (19 September 1867 – 6 September 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 …

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Maxfield Parrish – Arabian Nights 1909

Maxfield Parrish (July 25, 1870 – March 30, 1966) was an American painter and illustrator active in the first half of the 20th century. He is known for his distinctive saturated hues and idealized neo-classical imagery. Presenting Arabian Nights, illustrated by Maxfield Parrish, one of America’s most loved illustrator. First published in 1909 by Scribners & Sons. This is Parrish’s most …

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Maxfield Parrish – Knave of Hearts 1925

Maxfield Parrish (July 25, 1870 – March 30, 1966) was an American painter and illustrator active in the first half of the 20th century. He is known for his distinctive saturated hues and idealized neo-classical imagery. Knave of Hearts is Maxfield Parrish’s most elaborate work and one of the most beautiful illustrated book of all time and quite rare for obvious …

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Ida Rentoul Outhwaite – The Enchanted Forest 1921

Ida Rentoul Outhwaite,  (9 June 1888 – 25 June 1960), was an Australian illustrator of children’s books. Her work mostly depicted fairies. I’m pleased to present one of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite’s most beautiful illustrated book. The Enchanted Forest, first published in 1921 by A.C. Black. With 31 illustrations, 16 tipped-in plates and 15 B/W illustrations. Outhwaite is Australia’s most famous …

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N.C. Wyeth – Treasure Island 1911

Newell Convers Wyeth (October 22, 1882 – October 19, 1945), known as N. C. Wyeth, was an American artist and illustrator. He was the pupil of artist Howard Pyle and became one of America’s greatest illustrators. During his lifetime, Wyeth created over 3,000 paintings and illustrated 112 books, 25 of them for Scribner’s, the Scribner Classics, which is the work for which …

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Jennie Harbour – Fairytale Gems 1920

Yet another new illustrator is being added to our gallery. The Fairytale Gems book, illustrated by Jennie Harbour with 9 illustrations. Published by Raphael Tuck, nd ca 1920. Jennie Harbour was one of the great children’s fairy tale book and postcard illustrators of the Art Deco era. Very little is known about the artist though her work is in considerable …

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Charles Robinson – Songs and Sonnets 1915

Charles Robinson (1870–1937) was a prolific British book illustrator. Born in Islington in October 1870, London, he was the son of an illustrator and his brothers Thomas Heath Robinson and William Heath Robinson also became illustrators. The first full book he illustrated was Robert Louis Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses (1895) which includes over 100 pen and ink drawings. It …

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Heinrich Lefler – Die Prinzessin 1897

Heinrich Lefler (7 November 1863, Vienna – 17 March 1919, Vienna) was an Austrian painter, graphic artist and stage designer. Here is another book by one of German’s most illustrious Art Nouveau artist, Heinrich Lefler. Die Prinzessin und der Schweinehirt is his first book illustration, published in Vienna in 1897. Few years before Lefler and Joseph Urban joined force to …

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Harry Clarke – Andersen Fairy Tales 1916

Harry Clarke (March 17, 1889 – January 6, 1931) was an Irish stained-glass artist and book illustrator. Born in Dublin, he was a leading figure in the Irish Arts and Crafts Movement. Harry Clarke the younger was exposed to art (and in particular Art Nouveau) at an early age. He went to school in Belvedere College in Dublin. By his …

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Anne Anderson – Gateway to Chaucer 1912

Anne Anderson (1874—1930) was a prolific Scottish illustrator, primarily known for her art nouveau children’s book illustrations, although she also painted, etched and designed greeting cards. Her style of painting was influenced by her contemporaries, Charles Robinson, and Jessie Marion King Gateway to Chaucer, is another early work by Anne Anderson. First published by Thomas Nelson in 1912. Enjoy these …

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