Friday 20 September 2013

Walter Crane – part 10

Walter Crane (1845–1915) was an English artist and book illustrator. He is considered to be the most prolific and influential children’s book creator of his generation and, along with Randolph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway. His work featured some of the more colourful and detailed beginnings of the child-in-the-garden motifs that would characterise many nursery rhymes and children's stories for decades to come. He was part of the Arts and Crafts movement and produced an array of paintings, illustrations, children's books, ceramic tiles and other decorative arts.

For full biographical notes on Walter Crane see part 1, and for earlier works see parts 1 - 9 also.

This is part 10 of a 12-part post on the children's books of Walter Crane:

1891 Queen Summer, or the Tourney of the Lily and the Rose:

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1892 A Wonder Book for Boys and Girls:

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Bellerophon On Pegasus

Perseus And The Grave

Perseus Armed By The Nymphs

Perseus And The Gorgons

Perseus Showing The Gorgon's Head

The Stranger Appearing To Midas

Midas' Daughter Turned To Gold

Midas With The Pitcher

Pandora Wonders At The Box

Pandora Desires To Open The Box

Pandora Opens The Box

Hercules And The Nymphs

Hercules And The Old Man Of The Sea

Hercules And Atlas

Philemon And Baucis

The Strangers In The Village

The Strangers Entertained

Bellerophon At The Fountain

Bellerophon Slays The Chimæra

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