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6 Mar 2008

Arthur Rackham pictures

Arthur Rackham (September 19, 1867 – September 6, 1939) was a prolific English book illustrator.

Major works of illustration by Arthur Rackham include the children's books Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (1900), Rip van Winkle (1905), Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (50 colour plates) (1906), and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (13 colour plates) (1907). While he may be best known for his elaborate illustrations of children's literature and fairy tales, he also illustrated books for adult readers, including A Midsummer Night's Dream (40 colour plates) (1908), Undine (15 colour plates) (1909), the text to Richard Wagner's opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen ("The Ring of the Nibelung") (34 colour plates to The Rhinegold & The Valkyrie (1910) and 32 colour plates to Siegfried & The Twilight of the Gods (1911))(1911).


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