Arthur Rackham’s Cinderella Silhouettes

Arthur Rackham’s Cinderella Silhouettes

Arthur Rackham’s Cinderella Silhouettes Arthur Rackham is one of the most celebrated painters of the British Golden Age of Illustration. Advances in printing and photographic techniques meant he revolutionised modern illustrated books of the time. His […]

Harry Clarke’s Illustrations for Perrault’s Fairy Tales

Harry Clarke’s Illustrations for Perrault’s Fairy Tales

Harry Clarke’s Illustrations for Perrault’s Fairy Tales These gorgeous illustrations have been selected from Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault. A wonderful collection of Perrault’s magical fairy tales originally published in 1922. The illustrations are incredibly delicate […]

Jack and the Beanstalk – An Old English Fairy Tale

Jack and the Beanstalk – An Old English Fairy Tale

Jack and the Beanstalk is an old English fairy tale. It has been written many, many time by different folklorists and storytellers throughout history. Early appearances include The Story of Jack Spriggins and the Enchanted Bean […]

Close-Up with Kay Nielsen – Illustrations from the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales

Close-Up with Kay Nielsen – Illustrations from the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales

Close-Up with Kay Nielsen – Illustrations from the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales Kay Nielsen‘s illustrations from Hansel and Gretel and Other Brothers Grimm Stories are some of his best loved work. Originally published in 1925, this […]

A Poem for your Pocket

A Poem for your Pocket

World Poetry Day – A Poem for your Pocket This poem is taken from Rainbow Gold, a book of children’s poetry by many of the great poets. We thought it was the perfect poem to share […]

Twas the night before Christmas – with Illustrations by Arthur Rackham

Twas the night before Christmas – with Illustrations by Arthur Rackham

Twas the night before Christmas – Full Poem with Illustrations by Arthur Rackham Christmas is coming! Here is our gorgeous edition of The Night Before Christmas, a yuletide poem, originally known under the title ‘A Visit […]

Autumn Illustrations – A Picture of Autumn

Autumn Illustrations – A Picture of Autumn

A Picture of Autumn – 10 Beautiful Autumn Illustrations from Vintage Children’s Books The Autumn Equinox is upon us. We love this time of year, the changing of the colours to auburns and oranges, rouge sunsets […]

Arthur Rackham’s ‘A Dish of Apples’ for National Apple Day

Arthur Rackham’s ‘A Dish of Apples’ for National Apple Day

Arthur Rackham’s ‘A Dish of Apples’ for National Apple Day It’s National Apple Day! To celebrate we’re sharing Arthur Rackham‘s beautiful illustrations from Eden Phillpott’s delightful book A Dish of Apples. We’ve also added our favourite […]

Favourite 5 – Arthur Rackham’s Illustrated Children’s Books.

Favourite 5 – Arthur Rackham’s Illustrated Children’s Books.

Favourite 5 -Arthur Rackham Illustrated Children’s Books Happy Birthday, Arthur Rackham (1867-1939). Today, 19th September, marks Arthur Rackham’s birthday. He is considered one of the leading illustrators of the Golden Age of Illustration and is one […]

Illustrator Louis Rhead dies after Long Struggle with a 30-pound Turtle

Illustrator Louis Rhead dies after Long Struggle with a 30-pound Turtle

  Louis Rhead was an American artist, author, and angler who grew up in Etruria, Staffordshire, England, who died on the 29th July in 1926. His death was somewhat unusual. He died from a heart attack […]