Montag, 29. August 2022

Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne with Illustrations by MILO WINTER

Milo Winter (1888 – 1956) was a well-known book illustrator, who produced works for editions of  Aesop's Fables, Arabian Nights, Alice in Wonderland, Gulliver's Travels, Tanglewood Tales (1913) and others.

The great rock stirred!


The  king, hearing the hiss of the serpents, scrambled as fast he could to the window.
They never once thought wether their  sails were black, white, or rainbow coloured.

They were constantly at war with the cranes.

The enemy's breath rushed out of his nose in an opstreperous hurricane and whirlwind.

It grieves me to think of them, still keeping up that weary pilgrimage.

The brindled cow never offered to lie down.

"Have you anything to tell me, little bird?"

It looked so intolerably absurd to see hogs on cushioned thrones.

The child besought them to go with her a little way into the fields. 

It was never extinguished by the rain or wind.

"It is the only one in the world," said the servant.

"I am going to Iolchos," answered the young man.

Jason was delighted with the oaken  image, and gave the carver no rest until it was completed.

She was one of these persons whose eyes are full of mystery.

Jason cought the fleece from the tree.

Freitag, 26. August 2022

MANCO THE PERUVIAN CHIEF by W.H.G. Kingston illustrated by Stanley Berkeley

Stanley Berkeley was a talented and very versatile painter and illustrator, who covered subjects varying from animals to sporting, historical, military and adventure, with a target audience from very young children upwards.

He was born in January 1855, and, rather oddly, baptized, as Stanley Tyerman Berkley, twice – firstly on 16 January 1855 at St. Mary’s Church, Paddington Green, London, and then on 18 May 1862 at St. Luke’s Church, West Norwood, Lambeth (both churches being Anglican). His father, James Thomas Berkley, was a stockbroker, who had married Amelia Maria Cook in Stoke Newington on 15 May 1833. Stanley was the last of their nine children.


 It is not known where Stanley received his early education, although in an interview in the boys’ story paper Chums in October 1904 he revealed that he was always first in his art class, and was so obsessed with art that he drew on almost every available surface, only avoiding punishment because his teachers recognized his talent. However, he was not allowed to pursue an artistic career after leaving school, and instead was obliged to join his brother James as a solicitor’s clerk. (They were both recorded as such in the 1871 census, living in the family home which was then at 19 Manor Road, Deptford, Greenwich). 

Between 1892 and 1900 he contributed to numerous periodicals, including The Illustrated London News (1882-1898), The Graphic, The Infant’s Magazine, The Girl’s Own Paper, Chatterbox, The Penny Illustrated Paper, The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, The Pictorial World, The Art Journal, Black and White, Chums, The Boy’s Own Paper, The Badminton Magazine, The Leisure Hour, The Sketch, The Road, The Children’s Friend and The Windsor Magazine. In 1900 he began contributing to The Sphere, in particular producing pictures of the Boer War, and he also contributed to Great Thoughts, Pearson’s Magazine and Cassell’s Magazine.
He was also illustrating a wide variety of books, mainly children’s books in a range of genres – adventure stories, school stories, bible stories, and historical stories. Amongst the authors whose books he illustrated were John Percy Groves, George Manville Fenn, F.W. Farrar, H.C. Adams, F. Bayford Harrison and J.R. Hutchinson, and amongst the publishers who commissioned him were Griffith & Farran, the Religious Tract Society, the S.P.C.K., Blackie & Son, Sampson Low, S.W. Partridge & Co., A.& C. Black, and Chapman & Hall. He also provided illustrations for books such as Athletics and Football in Longman, Green & Co.’s Badminton Library, and A Year of Sport and Natural History published by Chapman & Hall. Robert J. Kirkpatrick




Montag, 22. August 2022

Bauerngeschichten erzählt von Ludwig Thoma mit Zeichnungen von Adolf Hoelzel und Bruno Paul

 Adolf Richard Hölzel (* 13. Mai 1853 in Olmütz in Nordmähren; † 17. Oktober 1934 in Stuttgart) war ein bedeutender deutscher Maler, ein früher Protagonist der Abstraktion und Wegbereiter der Moderne.(Wikipedia)


 Selbstporträt, vor 1887


Bruno Paul (* 19. Januar 1874 in Seifhennersdorf; † 17. August 1968 in Berlin) war als Architekt ein Wegbereiter der modernen Architektur in Deutschland, außerdem Karikaturist, Möbeldesigner und Inneneinrichter. Er wirkte über lange Jahre als Hochschullehrer und beeinflusste dabei bedeutende Künstler wie Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Adolf Meyer, George Grosz und Hannah Höch. 


Bruno Paul in seinem Atelier, 1907

Die Illustrationen von Bruno Paul sind  durch folgendes Zeichen erkennbar: 

eine Kombination von B und P.