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.


Martin said...

Utterly charming.

Lucy R. Fisher 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


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)