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Charles Robinson – Illustrations for The Secret Garden 1911

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.

The Secret Garden is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett first published in book form in 1911, after serialization in The American Magazine (November 1910 – August 1911). Set in England, it is one of Burnett’s most popular novels and seen as a classic of English children’s literature.

Presenting to you the illustrations from the First edition of The Secret Garden. Published by William Heinemann, London, 1911.

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

Art Gallery: Charles Robinson – The Secret Garden 1911

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