Fantastic Illustration and Design in Britain, 1850–1930

On View: 
Tuesday, June 12, 1979 to Sunday, September 2, 1979

An exhibition of illustrated fairies, folk tales, animals, and phantasmagoric scenes as primarily rendered in original drawings, with a selection of books, furniture, ceramics, and other items of decorative art. Some of the artists whose imaginations are on display include Randolph Caldecott, Walter Crane, Edmund Dulac, Kate Greenaway, Edward Lear, Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Beatrtix Potter, Arthur Rackham, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Ernest Howard Shepard, and Sir John Tenniel. 

Organized by Diana Johnson, Chief Curator and Curator of Graphics, with George P. Landon, Professor of English at Brown University. Made possible with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.