Randolph Caldecott: A Personal Memoir of his Early Art Career - Cambridge Library Collection - History of Printing, Publishing and Libraries (Paperback)Henry Blackburn (author)
Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 20/05/2010
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Published soon after his untimely death, this spirited memoir of the artist and illustrator Randolph Caldecott (1846-1886) will appeal as much for its value as a portrait composed by a close acquaintance, as for the many drawings it contains. Written by Henry Blackburn (the editor of the London Society, 'an illustrated magazine of light and amusing literature' to which Caldecott contributed a number of drawings), it uses a style similar to that of Caldecott himself, who often peppered his papers, personal letters to family and friends, and even official documents with small sketches. These would take as their subject some humorous remark, or simply illustrate the content of the text. Beyond illustration (in which he was highly successful) Caldecott had a varied career as a sculptor and oil painter (exhibiting at the Royal Academy) and as a watercolourist, being elected to the Royal Institute of Watercolour Painting in 1872.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 310 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 14 mm
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