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Mrz. 19, 2009, 1:25pm

I thought we might start a thread just for favorite resources (apart from the books they illustrated) either in book form or websites with great collected imagery.

I have The Golden Age of Children's Book Illustration which is a nice start but by no means comprehensive.

I also have Rackham's Fairy Tale Illustrations in Full Color again slim but a nice chance to have some of the illustrations in an inexpensive format. I notice this company has done DuLac Nielsen and others. Does anyone have them all?

The Unknown Paintings of Kay Nielsen

Mrz. 19, 2009, 8:25pm

A useful list of resources which will no doubt be augmented by fellow-members.

Apr. 1, 2009, 5:16pm

That is the hope pageboy. Just to make a list of our favorite sites for images or books or other resources.

Bearbeitet: Apr. 3, 2009, 1:05am

The single greatest resource I have found over the past few years has been Brigid Peppin's—Fantasy:The Golden Age of Fantastic Illustration. Only available used, but worth every bit. The lists in the back—of books by a good number of period illustrators, are like nothing else I have found pre-internet. (and they still hold up fairly well even with today's search's a great place to start)

Jeff A. Menges

Apr. 3, 2009, 9:07am

I'd second that - the Peppin book is a nice collection of work - and there are lots of them about (cloth or paper)

Apr. 3, 2009, 9:17am

and Jim Vadeboncoeur's wonderful site is always useful too.

Jun. 7, 2009, 6:48pm

I felt that there was a need for a pictorial resource for members of this group so I initiated a group at Flickr - 'Classic Illustrators' :-

as an illustration resource. My members at Flickr contribute illustrations from their own collections. I have added images by many of the classic and the less-known artists. It is an ongoing project and isn't yet anywhere near comprehensive, but images are added on a daily basis. I am inviting members of 'Golden Age Illustrators' to visit Flickr to have a look at our database and offer suggestions for additions. Everyone is welcome to join the group and contribute images.(My user name at Flickr is bergamesque).

Sept. 14, 2010, 9:57am

should also check out

all kinds of illustration with daily additions - very well done

Dez. 22, 2010, 12:03pm

Hi all, Glad to find you here. Illustration is one of my biggest passions, and I've already appreciated to references here.

Are you familiar with Welleran Poltarnees? He uses out of copyright illustrations in his gift books. Under his real name, Harold Darling, he collected covers in From Mother Goose to Dr. Seuss: Children's Book Covers, 1860-1960.

Jan. 12, 2011, 9:10am

In my researches on a particular illustrator, I came across this lovely website, with illustrations reproduced from old, out of print books:

Riches and treasures.
An additional nice feature is they have a scan of the covers as well, so I'll be adding them to LT as I wishlist.

Aug. 7, 2011, 2:16am

Thanks for mentioning the 'Spirit of the Ages' site ... we are in the process of a revision of the whole site currently with the intention of enhancing the biographical and other resources we are able to display. A number of the pages that have been overhauled to date include: the "Golden Age of Illustration" page ( and the pages within our Arthur Rackham Collection (, Warwick Goble Colleciton ( and William Russell Flint Collection (

On the topic of providing resources, we did want to share some information that came to us from an Executor of an Estate in the US recently relating to Dulac's illustrations for "The Daughters of the Stars" (1939). As part of clearing an Estate, correspondence to and from Dulac on the matter of the scheduled production of paintings for the publication were unearthed and from the documents we have sighted, it appears that Dulac terminated the commission after producing just two illustrations as a consequence of the 'overbearing'/'demanding' nature of the author's mother (who was otherwise involved in management of the contract).