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.