Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A Week of Vintage Children's Book Illustration

Thanks to Pip from Mikes for a very lovely posting game- "A Week of Vintage Children's Book Illustration"

I am excited about this one!!! However, as my scanner has decided to die a nasty death i'm going to have to fudge today's pictures for ones on the web (although I DO actually have her book at home)

Ida Rentoul Outhwaite - illistrator of "Elves and Fairies" has done some of my favourite pictures like these two...



9 comments:

Pip from Meet Me at Mikes said...

Oh hello little bubble girl! I loved these stories when i was little - all those fabulous colour plates popping up throughout those pages and pages of black and white text! Such a treat!

AnastasiaC said...

these are just beautiful -they take your breath away
so much detail...just gorgeous illustrations!!

Ulla said...

I always loved the little girl alone and a little sad -scenes when they were not too dramatic!

Sherrin said...

oh, those pictures are just divine!! :o)

Net said...

the black and white illustration is just fantastic!

Caylie said...

oh my! I LOVE that black and white one, it would look fantastic as a print...

ingrid said...

oh Wow! That black and white one is just magical! Thanks for sharing.

Lark said...

Oh, this is lovely, so charming!

Gina said...

So beautiful..I have one of her books which I treasure!
Just found your blog {can't remember where..just following people's blogrolls everywhere LOL} but have enjoyed my visit here.. love your post re gemini, I am one too and can relate to what you wrote..I'm not the typical gemini at all in other ways..
Sorry for rambling... :O)