Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Museum Visit

I was lucky enough to travel to London with my husband.  One of the places we visited was the Courtauld Gallery located in the Courtauld Art Institute.  While I was meandering through the gallery, admiring the art, I found a little treasure...the pages of a very old children's book.

It is The Elves and the Shoemaker by George Halkett, 1883.  He illustrated with bright colors, strong outlines, and solid black areas that were popular at the time.  This was a relatively new picture book format at the time.  Before this, the books were highly educational in nature.  The history of children's books has always been intriguing to me.

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