Jessie Marion King – Poems of Spenser 1906

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Jessie Marion King (March 20, 1875 – August 3, 1949) was a Scottish illustrator mostly of children’s books. She also designed jewellery and fabric, and painted pottery.

King was made Tutor in Book Decoration and Design at Glasgow School of Art in 1899. Her first published designs, and some people believe her finest, were for the covers of books published by Globus Verlag, Berlin between 1899 and 1902. The publisher was a subsidiary company of the great Berlin department store, Wertheim’s. She was influenced by the Art Nouveau of the period and her works correspond in mood with those of The Glasgow Four.

This is another update to one of the existing book in my gallery. Poems of Spenser, published by T. & E. Jack 1906 and illustrated by my favorite female artist Jessie M. King. The new scans are noticeably better than the old ones and is good revisit of the early works by the most famous Glasgow School Girls. Enjoy !

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