Sing a Song for Sixpence – with Randolph Caldecott illustrations
This well known children’s nursery rhyme, Sing A Song For Sixpence – with Randolph Caldecott Illustrations, was originally published in 1880 as part of Caldecott’s ‘Picture Books’ series. These were published in pairs, every year, from 1878 until his death in 1886.
Randolph Caldecott (1846 – 1886) was one of the most important British illustrators of the Victorian period. He transformed the world of decorated children’s books, with his delicate yet considered drawings and imaginative subject choices. Caldecott selected all the stories and rhymes he illustrated (and occasionally wrote) and frequently added to the stories himself. His delightful style and humour can still be enjoyed by young and old alike.