Author as Artist Many artists began as
authors and vice versa. Here are some authors in an uncharacteristically
2. Rudyard Kipling, illustration to the Just So Stories (see beneath)
3. CHARLES KINGSLEY English Illustrated Magazine 1892/3 pp. 446 - 451 15 x 24cms. The Lay of Earl Harold written and illustrated by CK The style is rather old fashioned for the early 'eighties - reflecting the spare line and preciosity of the Pre-Raphaeilte graphic style around 1852. One doubts if Kingsley would have earned his living in the medium.
4. George Sand and a lively set of well differentiated
faces of the writer's circle, including (upper left, smoking) the composer,
Chopin. 31 x 19 cms.
7.8. 9. H.G.Wells The Adventures of Tommy. This was drawn by HGW in 1898 when ill in bed. It tells the story of a rich, proud man rescued from the sea by a boy called Tommy. The latter spurns bags of cash and is given an elephant.
10. W.S.Gilbert (of Gilbert and Sullivan). A sheet of snappy poems and a variety of images about a comical policeman.
11. W.M.Thackeray from an illustrated letter explaining he was about to leave the country when an invitation caused him to change his plans. Thackeray, like Waugh, had formally attended an art school. He went on to produce much commercial illustration, and his eye for (glittering) detail often influenced his prose style, and observations in the text. He was so ill served by his engravers that his reputation as an image maker has been unfairly diminished.
12 - 15 woodcuts by Robert Louis Stevenson from MORAL EMBLEMS 1921
16. Illustrations by Saint-Exupery for Le Petit Prince.