Saturday, April 2, 2011

Tales from Tennyson

Frances Brundage is an early 20th century illustrator remembered for sentimental depictions of children, and her work is highly collectible. Most of her oeuvre doesn't do much for me, but I think these prints, from a book of Tennyson's stories, are kind of nice.

Update: E.G.Palmer asks in a comment, whether illustrator Frances Brundage is related to illustrator Margaret Brundage of Weird Tales fame. That was a question I was going to address first time around on this post, and then promptly forgot to.

SO, the short answer is 'no', from what I can tell. Frances Brundage was born Frances Lockwood, daughter of Rembrandt Lockwood, an artist himself. Frances married William Tyson Brundage, also an artist, and they had a daughter who died as a baby. So it is possible that Margaret is related in some in-law sort of way, through her husband, but I haven't determined that yet.

A personal side-note of interest (to me) is that I find I'M distantly related to Frances, through the New Jersey Lockwoods. Rembrandt Lockwood is in my family tree, zig-zagging back aways. Though I can't say I'm particularly proud of that, when I read that Rembrandt Lockwood abandoned his family, forcing Frances to seek livelihood at the age of 17.

Frances Brundage — Elaine — Tales from Tennyson

Frances Brundage — Lady of Shalott — Tales from Tennyson

Frances Brundage — The Beggar Maid — Tales from Tennyson


E.G.Palmer said...

Any relation to Margaret Brundage, of the pulp Conan covers?

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

GOOD point, E.G., I was going to bring that up in the main post, then I went and forgot.

Early on, I thought perhaps they were related and got excited about the possibility.

But alas they are not, at least not that I can tell.

Thanks for reminding me. I'm going to edit the main post now.

Joe Ackerman said...


E.G.Palmer said...

Hmmm, well, can't pick your family and all that. heh.

E.G.Palmer said...

Oh yeah! The Conan talk brought this to mind and I thought you'd be interested. It's pics of a prosthetics idea that Warner Brothers was considering for a Conan move. Before the current movie got under way. They've copied the Frazetta Conan with facial appliances. It's pretty impressive.

Annie said...

I like these, Thom. Thank you for posting them.