Children’s book illustrations (cats & dogs)

When in London I like to go and gaze in the windows of the antiquarian book shops as they have such pretty volumes.  Don’t worry I never want to repurpose these preserved treasures, I love the fact they haven’t fallen apart and will be treasured in a collector’s library.

Last month I was wandering along and was drawn to flick through the boxes of prints that often stand outside the shops off Charing Cross Road.  Outside one was a box of original painting/illustrations for children’s books.  I have no idea which book these were for but I loved the vibrant colours of the laundry day scene. Being a cat lady I couldn’t resist the images where the dogs were in uniform and the cats got to ride in a carriage and visit a castle too.

So here we have 3 unknown children’s book illustrations that I hope I’ll have the wall space to frame and hang one day.

Children's book illustration cats & dogs do the laundry Children's book illustration Cats in a carriage Children's book illustration cats visit the castle

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J. O. M. Ashley 1919 diary entry 14th February

Lydd

With one or two other officers and lady officers of the WRAF and WAAC drive over in a ? to a RAF dance at a large aerodrome about half a dozen miles away.

Very nice room and band: but glad to get away about 2.30am considering I have to catch the 9.17am for town.