Thursday, November 7, 2013

Arthur Rackham: The Frogs and the Well

It's that time of year again for the Chris Beetles Gallery's annual exhibition "The Illustrators," which features the best of British illustration art from approximately 1800 to 2013. As in previous years, Chris Beetles has unearthed an extraordinary selection of illustration art new to the market. If past years are any guide, the best items will sell out quickly. Take, for example, Arthur Rackham's 1912 illustration of "The Frogs and the Well" from Aesop's Fables. It has already been snatched up, more than ten days before the exhibition officially opens.

Arthur Rackham, "The Frogs and the Well" from Aesops' Fables. London: William Heinemann, 1912, page 161

Note:  There is more artwork by Arthur Rackham on the blog here.


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