Wednesday, 28 April 2010

"Jack & The Beanstalk" Nursery Stories chosen and edited by Kathleen Lines and illustrated by Harold Jones (published by Oxford University Press, 1960

Harold Jones (1904-1992) was a British painter, wood engraver and print maker. He started illustrating books in the 1930s with superb pen and ink drawings delicately coloured and with cross-hatched tones. There are quite a few examples of his work and a small biography on this excellent website: Interestingly there is a display of another book he did in collaboration with Kathleen Lines, "Noah and the Ark"(1961). Among the many writers he illustrated for were Walter de la Mare, Charles Kingsley, Oscar Wilde and Lewis Caroll. Another website with some more information on Jones is:

And this is Goldilocks or "The Story of the Three Bears".

I love the attention paid to the architectural details and interior of the bears' cottage - you almost feel the intrusion into their home!

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