Wednesday, February 08, 2012

More Victorian Colour

From 'Nursery Numbers' - circa 1875:





See this post, or this, this, this and this for further examples of Victorian colour illustrations.

4 comments:

Martin said...

Utterly charming.

Richmonde said...

Beautiful! Worried about the first couple walking off a cliff. Love Wee Willie with the Rackhamesque architecture.

Camilla said...

At last we know why Jack fell down the hill! Trying to steal a kiss from Jill, naughty lad.

These illustrations are beautiful - I've always loved that style. :D

Camilla

zmkc said...

I presume that last one was inspired by a Tess of the D'Urbervilles spin-off - or inspired Tess of the D'Urbervilles, depending on the dates involved. We used to sing that song (My Face is My Fortune, Sir etc) a lot at my primary school, I should point out. As a result, I formed the foolish impression that my face was paved with gold. Perhaps this is why my favourite word in the German language is 'Enttauschung' (add umlauts where appropriate)