Box 20

Watercolor; watercolor on proof; paste-up; oil on paper

Herrick, Henry Walker, 1824-1906, ill. [unsigned; attributed]

Known books with call numbers and possible books:
The House that Jack Built McL H842 H842 1910
The House that Jack Built McL-Pam H842 H842 1891
Our four footed friends McL O94 F773 1900

Known nursery rhymes, fairy tales and stories:
The House that Jack Built
Sleeping Beauty
Snow White

Genre/subject of illustrations:
Annotated artwork
Covers/title banners/headings
Mother Goose
Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales


Selected Illustrations
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Folder 2


Folder 3

Folder 1 “Shepherd and his Dog and Sheep” cover image of a shepherd with a red coat, large cap, blue cape and long gray hair smoking a pipe; in front of him is a sheep dog facing left; to the right is a lantern; in the fields in the distance are numerous sheep grazing, 35 x  28 cm

Folder 2 A woman, possibly Snow White’s stepmother, in a decorated green gown sitting in a chair speaking to a man who bows before her with a large knife in his hand [image is possibly illustration of the Queen and huntsman in Snow White], 36 x 25 cm

Folder 3 A young woman asleep on a bed; she is wearing a blue and pink gown; the bed curtains are deep red and gold and there is a purple blanket enclosing her; image is labeled in the lower right, “Cover” [image could possibly be cover for Sleeping Beauty], 36.5 x 25.5 cm

Folder 4 A nativity scene featuring Christ on a manger with straw; Mary to the right in a crown and pink robe; Joseph behind holding a wreath of flowers and several shepherds surrounding the scene; above are two angels holding a banner which reads “Gloria In Excelsis” scene looks as though it is in a cave [on reverse is example of the uncolored proof], 29 x 23 cm

Folder 5 A large adult lion with mane standing on two legs dancing with a lamb; a greyhound dog is playing the bagpipes; behind them is a wooden fence and baboons and monkeys watching the scene, 32.5 x 26 cm

Folder 6 Paste-up of the body of a rooster on a chromolithograph of a rooster, image is labeled at the bottom “The Cock”; on reverse is an image of a cat in front of a bowl; text says, “London: Dean & Sons. Ltd.”, 31 x 25 cm [Used in: Our four footed friends McL O94 F773 1900]

Folder 7 “New Childs First Book”A black and brown striped cat in a field facing left looking right; in the background is a pink farmhouse and trees, 28 x 23.5 cm 

Folder 8 A well-dressed boy in a red outfit and hat with white lace collar and blue sash sitting atop a drum; in his lap is a bowl and he is holding a spoon; behind him is a bayonet and a tree; in front of him is a dog wearing a pink paper hat, and bib which says, “U.S.A.” he is also sitting on a box labeled “U.S.A.” [Note: face and clothing of the boy is done in watercolor and oil], 34 x 25 cm

Folder 9 “The House that Jack Built” cover image featuring a cottage with numerous windows, some open, a stone wall and a path in front. To the right is a birdhouse on a pole with vines. On the path is a barefoot boy and two cows; at the gate in front of the house is a man dressed in colonial era clothing with his hands in his pockets, 30.5 x 21.5 cm [Used as cover in: The House that Jack Built McL H842 H842 1910; similar, though not identical image in The House that Jack Built McL-Pam H842 H842 1891]


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