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Charles Robinson – Illustrations for 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 was extremely popular, going through many reprints, and generated numerous commissions. He illustrated many fairy tales and children’s books throughout his career, including Eugene Field‘s Lullaby Land (1897), W. E. Cule’s Child Voices (1899), Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué’s Sintram and His Companions (1900), Lewis Carroll‘s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1907), Grimm’s Fairy Tales (1910), Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden (1911), and books written by Walter Copeland Jerrold and himself.

Presenting The Songs and Sonnets of William Shakespeare, illustrated by Charles Robinson. First edition, published by Duckwood, London, 1915. This book has my favorite Robinson’s illustrations that I saw 7 years ago online and it took me almost five years collecting his illustrated books to find it. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Other books illustrated by Charles Robinson available in our gallery: The Secret Garden, The Big Book of Fairy Tales, Bee, Princess of the Dwarfs, Margaret’s Book, The Happy Prince, Our Sentimental Garden.

Art Gallery: Charles Robinson – Songs and Sonnets of William Shakespeare 1915

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