Tag Archives: Illustration

1901: Am I So Very Ugly?

Walter Crane: “Am I so very ugly?” —illustration for Beauty and the Beast (ca. 1901)

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1899: Vasilisa the Beautiful

Ivan Bilibin: Vasilisa the Beautiful (1899)

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1862: Traveling Companions

Augustus Leopold Egg: The Travelling Companions (1862) The city in the background of this painting is Menton, on the Côte d’Azur, which had become a popular destination for sufferers of tuberculosis following the 1861 publication of Dr. James Henry Bennet’s … Continue reading

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1918: Mysterious Island

N. C. Wyeth: Endpapers for a 1918 edition of Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island (1874). The book, a sequel to Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, recounts the adventures of five Union soldiers who escape their Confederate captors in a hot … Continue reading

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1885: Explain Yourself!

Unattributed frontispiece for an 1885 edition of Alice’s adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-glass (source) —from the University of Florida’s “Afterlife of Alice” collection, part of the extensive Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature (here). The Caterpillar and Alice … Continue reading

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