|Walter Crane c1880 by F. Hollyer|
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 and 2 also.
This is part 3 of a 12-part post on the children's books of Walter Crane:
1874 The Absurd ABC: