Friday, February 26, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Wild Children

Victorian illustrations of children with wild animals and wild children with animals.



The Bear Children








The Wolf Child







A Good Natured Bear




Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Skull & Shrooms



sewing-kit-pages-7-detail2, originally uploaded by Aria Nadii.


Interesting detail at the foot of the cross. Illustration is a page from an 18th century (1724?) devotional. Loose pages found in an old sewing kit.

Friday, January 22, 2010

My pigs never say grace.


My pigs never say grace. , originally uploaded by cpmcdill.

Amusing illustration with hilarious caption, 1890s

Sunday, January 17, 2010

A Greedy Puss


A Greedy Puss, originally uploaded by Aria Nadii.

It is my dainty fare you know,
that makes my coat like silk;
I've had a lovely plate of fish,
a saucer too, of milk.

But something more I want today,
(A secret I will tell)
Like Mistress in the dining room,
I'll have desert as well.



A Greedy Puss (detail), originally uploaded by Aria Nadii.



A Greedy Puss (detail), originally uploaded by Aria Nadii.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Baa Baa Black Sheep 1879


Baa Baa Black Sheep 1879, originally uploaded by Aria Nadii.

These children do not look frightened. I'd be running if I saw a sheep that looked like this.

Flying Balloon Cat (inside back cover)

Contemporary artists dream of achieving such a balance of composition and innocence.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

A Trip to Fairy Land


A Trip to Fairy Land, originally uploaded by Aria Nadii.

The cover of a gorgeous book from 1905, illustration by Will Carquelle.