More Celtic Fairy Tales – Illustrated by John D. Batten
More Celtic Fairy Tales is part of a series written by the Australian born folklorist Joseph Jacobs. In this book feature over two dozen stories taken from popular oral tradition and united with John D. Batten’s black and white drawings, full of movement and energy. Stories include: The Fate of the Children of Lir, Jack the Cunning Thief, Morraha, The Farmer of Liddesdale, The Legend of Knockgrafton, How Cormac Mac Art went to Faery and many others.
John Dickson Batten (1860-1932) was a British painter, illustrator and print maker who was a leading light in the Art Nouveau movement. He illustrated a series of fairy tale books written by Joseph Jacobs as well as English language versions of Arabian Nights and Dante’s Inferno. His illustrations are strongly influenced by the printmakers of Japan and are characterised by an intense romanticism and refined technique.