An Original 1892 woodcut print of ‘The strangers entertained’ designed by Walter Crane for the Wonder book for Boys and Girls first edition
This beautiful original woodcut print was designed by one of the most notable Victorian illustrators Walter Crane. The image shows Zeus and Hermes disguised as strangers being entertained from the Greek mythological story ‘The Miraculous Pitcher’.
Illustrated and designed by: Walter Crane
Published by: Riverside press – Cambridge – Massachusetts, USA
Printed by: H.O. Houghton Company
First Edition Print from the book A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys Hawthorne.
Size of page: 22.8cm (Height) x 15.5cm (Wide)
Size of image on page: 15.5cm (Height) x 10cm (Wide)
Condition: Overall very good condition. Some slight foxing and discolouration on the bottom left (doesn’t affect the picture) as to be expected from a print from 1892. The image is clean and vibrant with no damage or rips.
Please note the image forms part of the condition report so please examine the image carefully.
About Walter Crane: Walter Crane was a close friend of artist William Morris, a fellow socialist, who also shared his artistic views. Together with William Morris, Walter Crane was a leader in the Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts artistic movements. Despite his versatility as an artist and the wide range of his subject matter, Walter Crane was always best known as a children's book illustrator. His contemporaries included fellow illustrators Kate Greenaway and Randolph Caldecott