Box 15

Watercolor; pen and ink; pen, ink and wash; paste-ups; pen and ink on cyanotype

Maguire, Helena 1860-1909, ill.

Known books with call numbers and possible books:
Animals at Home McL Pam A598 A8618 1895

Known nursery rhymes, fairy tales and stories:

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


Selected Illustrations
(click to enlarge):

Folder 1


Folder 16

Folder 1 “3 Swans & Ugly Duckling” Two swans on a pond; one drinking, behind them are reeds; image signed in lower right “Helena Maguire”, 31.5 x 24 cm [Used in: Animals at Home McL Pam A598 A8618 1895]

Folder 2 White horse with reins on grass walking towards the right facing the viewer; image signed “Helena Maguire” in the lower right, 30.5 x 25 cm

Folder 3 Donkey on grass with reins facing right; behind him are trees and a bush with pink flowers, 38.5 x 25.5 cm

Folder 4 Three vignette scenes in one rectangle; one is a soldier in a tall bearskin hat stands with gun; another scene depicts soldiers loading a canon on wheels; the final scene on the bottom is men on horses charging, scene could possibly be depicting the Battle of Waterloo, 35.5 x 25.5 cm

Folder 5 Paste-up cover with title “Mother Goose in Animal Land” featuring a cat in a dress tending to a fire and an older cat in glasses coming through a doorway, 30 x 23 cm

Folder 6 Paste-up cover with title “Animal Nursery Rhymes” featuring a village scene with a path and bears in clothing; running on the path is a bear with a pig; another bear chases the first, 29.5 x 23 cm

Folder 7 Two squirrels in a tree; one is emerging from a whole and the other is on a branch eating, written in the bottom right is, “This is the sweetest chestnut I have eaten in a long time”, 27 x 34 cm

Folder 8 Three pigeons; one is standing facing right; one is flying and one is eating off the ground; there is a house in the distance, 21.5 x 33 cm

Folder 9 A horse with reins and saddle jumping over a fence; a man is seen in the distance running after the horse, 20.5 x 33 cm

Folder 10 A bulldog facing left, between his legs is a small kitten; in the distance are two clay pots, 18 x 33 cm

Folder 11 Young woman to the left holding a pail out to two cows, 21.5 x 33 cm

Folder 12 Young woman on a stool milking a cow that is feeding on hay; behind the cow is an additional milk cow and a cat, 20.5 x 33 cm

Folder 13 A dog, possibly a Daschund, in a collar with his paws up on a fence looking at two white horses; one an adult and one a fowl; a path is in the distance, 36 x 18.5 cm

Folder 14 Two goats, the light one is facing left and a black one sitting; both have collars; there is a barn and pail in the distance, 21.5 x 33 cm

Folder 15 Two large horses facing the viewer pulling a plough; directing the plough is a man; several birds are in the distance, 21.5 x 33.5 cm

Folder 16 Man in a white apron and hat facing right; behind him are several large filled sacks, 28.5 x 24.5 cm

Folder 17 Three chicks; one is eating a cricket and the other is stepping to the left; behind them is a watering can, 21 x 32.5 cm

Folder 18 Three ducks, each one has different coloring; a white duck is sitting on a pond and one is eating grass, 21.5 x 32.5 cm

Folder 19 Three ducklings by a pond; behind them is a water pump, 19 x 33 cm

Folder 20 Two ducks, one male, one female surrounded by several ducklings, 21.5 x 33 cm

Folder 21 Four kittens in a row, each one facing a different direction; the one furthest to the right is wearing a bow, 21.5 x 33 cm

Folder 22 A large dog wearing a collar sitting next to a table looking right, 17 x 33 cm

Folder 23 Two swans, one on land facing the viewer, the other in the water; in the distance is a bridge, 21.5 x 34 cm

Folder 24 A young girl brushing a large dog’s hair; behind them is a plate with a bone, 27.5 x 20.5 cm

Folder 25 A young girl sitting on the ground holding a pail out to a small dog, possibly a Jack Russell terrier who is drinking; behind them is a fence; two calves look on, 30.5 x 21.5 cm

Folder 26 Two rabbits; one is standing up with his paws near his chest, the other faces left, 21.5 x 33 cm


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