Sunday, 29 January 2017

"The Quiver 1893" - An Illustrated Magazine For Sunday And General Reading And Enjoyment (Published by Cassell & Company London, Paris and Melbourne 1893) - Part 3

 A few more examples from the dozens of illustrations contained in this book. To my irritation a child from the past has mutilated quite a lot of the pages, written and smudged on many others! So this old book is seriously battered. The work that's gone into creating the beautiful engravings and the elaborate letterheads is really admirable. No names of artists are given in the book but some signatures are legible on the engravings.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

"The Golden Goose" Illustrated By William Stobbs (published by Bodley Head Ltd, 1966) - Part 3

Every panel in this book could be a painting in its own right. Wonderful use of the medium, rich colours and textures. William Stobbs (1914-2000) is one of my favourite picture book artists - I've got one more book by him which I'll be featuring soon on this blog (see also "Jack And The Beanstalk" ). There is an extensive collection of Stobbs' children's books on the Fishink blog: