Florence Mary Anderson – Valentine and Orson: The Twin Knights of France 1919


Florence Mary Anderson (1874 – 1930) was an English artist, book illustrator, wood engraver and children’s author who flourished between 1914 and 1930. She also illustrated under her maiden name of Molly MacArthur or Florence Mary MacArthur. Her work was influenced by the British school of Fairy Art.

Though she wrote some books, it is as an illustrator, in watercolour and black and white, of children’s books and annuals that Anderson is chiefly remembered.

Presenting the illustrations  from the First edition of Valentine and Orson: The Twin Knights of France. Published by Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, London, 1919.


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