CELEBRATED ILLUSTRATORS~ARTHUR RACKHAM

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We have of wonderful selection of illustrations by Arthur Rackham , Walter Crane, Edmund Dulac, Kate Greenaway, Hugh Thomson and Danish artist Kay Nielsen.
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Arthur Rackham (1867-1939)

Dubbed as the “Beloved Enchanter”, Rackham was arguably the most successful artist in the Golden Age of children’s book illustration. His name immediately evokes images of gnomes, fairies and dragons, gallant knights and beautiful princesses-a direct inspiration for Walt Disney many years later. To his friends he is remembered as a gentle, loving and generous man. His talent for drawing was evident when he smuggled pencil and paper to bed and drew on his pillow before going to sleep. At school his drawings earned him a school prize. He set to work as a clerk in the Westminster Fire Office while attending art classes in the evenings. At 25 he became a full-time professional artist caricaturing well-known politicians, actresses and members of royal family. In 1903 his career as an illustrator began and five years later he became recognised as a truly great artist. He began with the decorative illustration of Rip VanWinkle then J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. A critic wrote of the later work, “Mr. Rackham seems to have dropped out of some cloud in Mr. Barrie’s fairyland, sent by special providence to make pictures in tune with his whimsical genius”. To end his wonderful career Rackham was contracted to illustrate Wind in the Willows which he completed shortly before his death in 1939. He filled them with the happiness and affectionate humour he was known for. Compiled by S.J. Ker, Antiquarian Print Gallery, 148 Unley Rd., Unley, S.A., 5061

"Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens"

Original gravure after Arthur Rackham, Published London c.1906 .
Condition:the gravures are tipped onto stiff green paper, as presented in the original portfolio.
ARPP11

Away he flew, right over the houses to the Gardens

Condition-Good with slight fissure in the sky
Image Size = 17.5cm x 10.5cm
Price = AUD$95


ARPP14

A band of workmen, who were sawing down a toadstool, rushed away, leaving their tools behind

Condition- Excellent
Image Size = 11cm x 18.5cm
Price = AUD$125


ARPP16

Peter Screamed out Do it again! and with great good-nature they did it several times.

Condition- Good with two horizontal creases in lower left.
Image Size = 12.5cm x 17.5cm
Price = AUD$75


ARPP31

Butter is got from the roots of old trees

Condition- Excellent
Image Size = 17.5cm x 11cm
Price = AUD$125


ARPP35

One day they were overheard by a fairy.

Condition-Excellent
Image Size = 12.5cm x 17.5cm
Price = AUD$125


ARPP41

They warned her.

Condition- Excellent
Image Size = 12.5cm x 15.5cm
Price = AUD$125


ARPP43

Shook his bald head and murmured,'Cold, quiet cold'

Condition- Excellent
Image Size = 12.5cm x 18cm
Price = AUD$125


ARPP46

'My Lord Duke',said the physician elatedly, 'I have the honour to inform your excellency that our grace is in love.'

Condition- Excellent
Image Size = 12.5cm x 17.5cm
SOLD


ARPP48

If the bad ones amoung the fairies happen to be out

Condition- Excellent
Image Size = 12.5cm x 13.5cm
Price = AUD$125


ARPP49

They will certainly mischief you

Condition- Excellent
Image Size = 12cm x 17.5cm
SOLD