Arthur Rackham: childhood’s dreams and nightmares

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Peter Pan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. and Mrs. Vinegar at HomeArthur Rackham (1867-1939) was the preeminent British book illustrator of the “Golden Age” of illustration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

illustration for a Midsummer Night's Dream

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While many of us might recognize his illustrations from childhood fairy tales and storybooks he illustrated many other works including: Rip Van Winkle, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tales from Shakespeare, Gulliver’s Travels, Siegfried and The Twilight of the Gods, A Christmas Carol, The Romance of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, The Tempest, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Vicar of Wakefield, and Peer Gynt.

illustration from Das Rheingold

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Reproductions of his work may be found in fine art prints, posters, and book re-prints.

 

Rhein maidens warn Siegfried

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Arthur Rackham and to view more of his work click here.

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