Monday, November 1, 2010

A Child's Book of Saints

I was going to upload this post much earlier today in honor of All Saints Day, but our dog took ill and we had to rush him off to the vet's, and I'm just now, late in the evening, able to complete this post. Our dog is doing well, flying high on some nifty drugs, but we're down 300 bucks for his tripping.

ANYway, in honor of All Saints Day, here be a set of pages from 1898 by Thomas Heath Robinson, the least known of the Brothers Robinson — illustrators all. They're not the most dazzling of images, but interesting in their own way, especially by way of demonstrating this illustrator's talents that were over-shadowed by Charles and William.

I've included several double page spreads, cuz I jes' love the whole layout of a book — words, stains, rough edges, ribbon 'n' all.





















8 comments:

Annie said...

The illustrations are wonderful and dynamic. Thank you!

Aria said...

Wonderfull Book!

Medieval Muse said...

These are lovely.
Happy to hear your dog is ok.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

I'm glad these find favor. This era is like a rich archeological site, with treasures to be found at every turn of the 'trowel'.

Thank you about my dog. The vet thought maybe it was his pancreas, but blood tests ruled that out. He has some pain in that area and has no appetite for food or water. So we're giving him lots of TLC and 'feel no pain' meds, and we'll wait and see. He looks so stoic.

Anonymous said...

NICE!!!!! Thank you. Hope your dog feels better.

ToB said...

What an amazing post! Thank you for putting these up - beautiful images. Hope your dog is ok.

Kendra Melton said...

Wow these are Fantastic!!

Anonymous said...

Truly wonderful illustrations! thank you for posting. I never have heard of this book but will now need to track it down. There is definately an Edward Burne-Jones/PreRaphaelite inspiration going on here. good stuff.