Friday, February 29, 2008

Charles Folkard's 'Alice In Wonderland' illustrations, 1921

These are some images from an old copy of 'Songs From Alice In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass' that had belonged to my mother when she was a girl.
(Alas, a few of the book plates have gone missing)

Lewis Carroll's verse was set to music by English folk-song historian Lucy Etheldred Broadwood.

Some notes on British illustrator Charles James Folkard (1878 – 1963):

"He worked for some time as a conjuror after attending a show at the
‘Egyptian Hall’ in London. He was a prolific illustrator of children’s books as he started in his teenage years and continued through to his late 70’s.

"He was responsible for a cartoon character, Teddy Tail, which ran in the Daily Mail newspapers for many decades and was loved by its readers.

"He is well known for his work on the ‘Arabian Nights’ Grimm’s Fairy Tales, The Jackdaw of Rheims, Aesop’s Fables and Pinocchio."

(Eat Me: click on images to ENLARGE in a new window)

(Eat Me: click on images to ENLARGE in a new window)

For more Charles Folkard, see also:
- SurLaLune Fairy Tales Illustration Gallery

- Books Illustrated Ltd

- For a wide array of artists interpretations of Lewis Carroll's world, follow link to:
'Alice Illustrations other than Tenniel' at Hugo Strikes Back!


Thombeau said...


erik hogstrom said...

Gosh, those are just great!

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