Dienstag, 7. Februar 2017

Harold Robert Millar: Illustrations for Rudyard Kipling's Puck of Pook's Hill

Harold Robert Millar (1869 – 1942) was a prominent and prolific Scottish graphic artist and illustrator of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He is best known for his illustrations of children's books and fantasy literature.
Millar illustrated fables for the Strand Magazine, and anthologies of tales, The Golden Fairy Book, The Silver Fairy Book, The Diamond Fairy Book, and The Ruby Fairy Book. He illustrated books by a wide range of British authors of his time, including Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Rudyard Kipling. He had an extensive working relationship with E. Nesbit, and has been called "the most sympathetic and perhaps the most talented of her illustrators."

They saw a small, brown....pointy-eared person...step quietly into the Ring.

Puck of Pook's Hill is a fantasy book by Rudyard Kipling published in 1906, containing a series of short stories set in different periods of English history. It can count both as historical fantasy – since some of the stories told of the past have clear magical elements, and as contemporary fantasy – since it depicts a magical being active and practising his magic in the England of the early 1900s when the book was written.

 Weland's Sword

 Then he made a sword

Young Men at the Manor
At this she cried I was a Norman thief.

 Said he, "I have it all from the child here."

 "Sir Richard, will it please you enter your Great Hall?"

The Knights of the Joyous Venture

And we two tumbled aboard the Dane

Thorkild had given back before his Devil, till the bowmen on the ship
could shoot it all full of arrows.

 So we called no more.

Old Men at Pevensey
 A God's Name write her free, before she deafens me!
 He drew his dagger on Jehan, who threw him down the stairway.

A Centurion of the Thirtieth

 You put the bullet into that loop.

On the Great Wall 

And that is the Wall!

The Winged Hats

 Hail, Caesar!

 We dealt with them thoroughly through a long day.

 The Wall must be won at a price.

 Where they had suffered most, they charged in most hotly.

Hal o' the Draft
 I reckon you 'll find her middlin' heavy, he said.

Dymchurch Flit'
I know what sort o' man you be, old Hobden grunted, groping for the potatoes.

The Treasure and the Law 
 Doors shut, candles lit.

They drove me across the drawbridge.

Arthur Rackham created 4 pictures for Kipling's Puckof Pook's Hill:

"Go!" sche says. "Go with my Leave an' Goodwill"

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