Illustrations and Ornamentation from The Faerie Queene by Walter CraneIllustrations and Ornamentation from The Faerie Queene by Walter Crane

Illustrations and Ornamentation from The Faerie Queene

byWalter Crane

Paperback | April 15, 1999

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Magnificent collection of medieval illustrations and decorations created by famed Victorian-era artist to illustrate a sumptuous limited edition of The Faerie Queene, Edmund Spenser's 16th-century allegorical epic poem. Over 300 superb images — including full-page plates, headpieces, borders, vignettes, and decorative initials — depict knights, maidens, dragons, unicorns, angels, and a host of decorative elements.
Crane is considered to be one of the three founders of modern illustration, along with Caldecott and Greenaway. Crane was born in Liverpool, England, the son of an artist. His subject matter came from traditional folk tales, legends, nursery rhymes, and songs. His style was praised for its decorative borders, its control of the entire ...
Title:Illustrations and Ornamentation from The Faerie QueeneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 11 × 8.38 × 0.68 inPublished:April 15, 1999Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0486402746

ISBN - 13:9780486402741

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This book offers the ultimate pictorial tribute to Queen Elizabeth I. Illustrations and Ornamentation from the Faerie Queene is an anthology created by famous artist Walter Crane in the 1890’s. The artist originally painted the work to illustrate a limited edition of the Faerie Queene, Edmund Spenser’s 16th century allegorical epic poem.