Old English Nursery Songs – Pictured by Anne Anderson
Page count: 106 pages
File size: 5.3 MB
Pook Press celebrates the great Golden Age of Illustration in children’s literature. Many of the earliest children’s books, particularly those dating back to the 1850s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. Anne Anderson (1874-c.1940) was a Scottish illustrator chiefly noted for her Art Nouveau children’s book illustrations that display fluidity typical of the movement. Characteristic of her work are decorative and lightly drawn or painted illustrations of neatly dressed children, neatly dressed with pear-shaped faces. Anderson’s work has been compared to that of Jessie M. King, a contemporary.