Tag Archives: Illustrations

Craig Sheppard’s Illustrations

Craig Sheppard was born in Lawton, Oklahoma, in 1913 and studied art at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. During his college days, he was also a bareback rider in rodeos from Oklahoma to New York’s Madison Square Garden. After … Continue reading

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Alice in Wonderland: Original Illustrations

Have you ever wondered who originally illustrated Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland? John Tenniel created a total of ninety-two drawings for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. Lewis Carroll had originally illustrated Wonderland … Continue reading

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Illustrations By William Roderick James

French Canadian artist and writer, William Roderick James, was well-known for his illustrations on the American West, specifically of horses and cowboys. He is most known for writing and illustrating Smoky the Cowhorse, which won the Newbery Medal in 1972. … Continue reading

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Fore-Edge Paintings: The Heavens and Seasons

Fore-edge paintings are illustrations worked, usually by watercolor, onto the exposed long edge of pages in a book. When the book is closed, the image or images are usually not visible, but when the pages are fanned out, an intricate … Continue reading

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Eighteenth-Century Book Illustration and Tristram Shandy

Despite Sterne’s lengthy clerical career, Tristram Shandy abounds in bawdy humor and satirical wit. Further, it displays Sterne’s notable creativity. Tristram Shandy is ostensibly the title character’s account of his life, but Tristram frequently engages in lengthy digressions about numerous … Continue reading

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Eighteenth-Century Book Illustration and The Dunciad

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