Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Harry Rountree - part 4


Harry Rountree (1878 – 1950) was a prolific illustrator, mainly for children. He contributed to such periodicals as the HumoristPlaytime, and Punch. 
From 1903 he collaborated with the editor of Little Folks on a very successful series of books. Specialising in animals, he illustrated several classics of children’s literature, including Uncle Remus and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

This is part 4 of a 6 - part series on Harry Rountree. 
For earlier works, see parts 1 - 3 also.


1934 Grimms' Fairy Tales

1934 Grimms' Fairy Tales

1934 Jack and the Beanstalk
"With two or three mighty blows Jack severed the Beanstalk"

1934 Mother Brown Bear and Cubs
pencil and watercolour 24.8 x 17.8 cm
"A Book About Animals"

1934 Young Calves
watercolour and bodycolour 24.8 x 17.8 cm
"A Book About Animals"

1934c Bagheera
pencil and watercolour 32 x 42 cm

1935 "The Mammoth Wonder Book for Children"
published by Odhams

1930s Aesop's Fables
1935 Aesop's Fables
published by Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd.
hard cover

1935 Aesop's Fables
"The Dragon in the Moon"

1935 Aesop's Fables
"Chanticleer and the Fox"

1935 Aesop's Fables
"The Miller's Donkey"

1935 Aesop's Fables
"Little Partridge's Stolen Eggs"

1935 Aesop's Fables
"The Fox and the Grapes"

1935 Aesop's Fables
"The Fox and the Rook"

1935 Aesop's Fables
"The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse"

1935 Aesop's Fables
The Fox and the Stork
"Every time the stork pulled up a frog he invited the fox to do the same"

1935 Mansion Polish advertisement

1937 The Nixie from Rotterdam
published by Blackwell


1937 The Nixie from Rotterdam
"Your ears have altered," said Matilde.

1937 The Nixie from Rotterdam
"The river police were sent for.

1937 The Jungle Picnic

1938 Mansion Polish advertisement

1940 Aesop's Fables
front cover

1940 Aesop's Fables
"The Wolf and the Fox"

1940 Aesop's Fables
another Aesop's by Rountree,
published by The Children's Press

1940 Children of Cherry Tree Farm
front cover

1940 Children of Cherry Tree Farm
Cover Illustration (front and back)
gouache

1944 The Odd Ones
hardback book jacket

1944 The Odd Ones
"The booking-clerk had some heated things to say"

1944 The Odd Ones
"Simon had a bottle of ginger-beer to drink

1947 Wog & Wig
published by Franklyn Ward & Wheeler Ltd 

1947 Wog & Wig

1947 Wog & Wig

1947 Wog & Wig

1947 Wog & Wig

Mansion Polish advertisement

n.d. "The Mischievous Little Bears"
watercolour and bodycolour 38.2 x 29.3 cm

n.d. An Old Lady Carrying Faggots
watercolour heightened with bodycolour 52 x 34.5 cm

n.d. An Owl Resting on a Fir Tree
bodycolour on paper 35. x 24.8 cm

n.d. "And You!"
watercolour and gouache on board 38.5 x 26.5 cm

n.d. Caricature of Dr. Goggin "Not wanted on the Voyage"
watercolour and gouache 38.7 x 26.7 cm


n.d. Children's Book Illustration 
"He made the pot boil and waited with glee"


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