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Even though he spend quite a bit of his life in the 20th century and not the 19th, Arthur Rackham is in his works so Victorian that he definately belongs here.

Arthur Rackham was an English book illustrator and painter living from 1867 till 1939. I saw his works in the 1905 book Rip van Winkle but he also illustrated books like “Alice in Wonderland,” “Peter Pan,” Fairytales of the brothers Grimm, and he also illustrated books for adult readers, for example “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and short stories by Edgar Allen Poe. Already during his lifetime Rackham won various gold medals for his work and was included in numerous exhibitions.

My favourites:
arthur rackham at the wedding
At the wedding
arthur rackham a young man presenting a bouquet
A young man presenting a bouquet to a girl standing in the drawing room
arthur rackham the peep show
The peepshow
arthur rackham hans andersen
Illustration for fairytales by Hans Andersen
arthur rackham rip van winkle
Illustration for Rip van Winkle.

Links to read more:

  • Extensive biography
  • Illustrations for Rip van Winkle
  • Illustrations for Alice in Wonderland
  • Various art galleries
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