Sunday, 1 September 2013

Walter Crane – part 2

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, and for earlier works, see part 1 also. This is part 2 of a 12-part post on the children’s books of Walter Crane:

1873 My Mother

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1873 The Three Bears

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1874 The Alphabet of Old Friends / An Alphabet of Old Friends


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1874 Beauty and the Beast


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1874 Goody Two Shoes


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1874 Mother Hubbard's Picture Book


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1974 The Master Cat or Puss in Boots


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1 comment:

  1. This is just wonderful. Thanks! Where is Walter Crane - part 1?

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