Edward Julius Detmold – The Fables of Aesop 1909

detmold-aesop07Edward Julius Detmold was born in London 1883, the twin brother of Charles Maurice. He is well known for his animals illustrations in their natural environment. The Fables of Aseop, first published in 1908 by Hodder & Stoughton practically defined his raise to fame as one of the best animal illustrated artist.

During his long career, he did the illustrations for many books, including The Jungle Book, The Life of the Bees, Birds and Beast, Rainbow House, Stories from the Arabian Nights. The later is his best and clearly place him among the best Golden Age Illustrators. Cheers !

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